factory farming


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factory farming

a farming system in which industrial procedures are utilized, e.g. animals in crates moving past a fixed feeding point at prearranged intervals, battery accommodation, debeaking, single animal accommodation with no physical contact between animals.
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Farm Sanctuary Director of Campaigns Julie Janovsky emphasized the importance of the Truth Behind Factory Farming Tour for public education of industrial farming issues and campaigns such as the California ballot initiative.
Worldwatch's Brian Halweil, a visiting scholar from Stanford, agrees that factory farming is no friend of the Earth.
According to the book Animal Factories by Jim Mason and Peter Singer, pork producers lose $187 million annually to chronic diseases such as dysentery, cholera, trichinosis and other ailments fostered by factory farming.
Supreme Court unanimously rules that factory farming practices cannot be considered "humane" simply because they are widely used.
As the country's largest retailer, Walmart has the power and the ethical responsibility to help stop one of the cruelest factory farming practices by ending the sale of crated pork.
It's factory farming and gigantic subsidies that keep prices so low that products formerly available mainly to the wealthy few are consumed as staples by millions of even the least affluent people in affluent societies.
Many of our readers believe that intense factory farming of animals is one cause of this outbreak.
with Peggy the giant pig, distributed thousands of leaflets and waved banners on Saturday to persuade Tesco to change its policy on the factory farming of pigs.
That's Why We Don't Eat Animals is a children's book covering the topic of factory farming.
To prevent more epidemics, we must stop cruel and irresponsible factory farming.
The factory farming industry certainly doesn't want to publish anything on it nor are we shown videotape on what really goes on.
Bishops' conferences from many of the farm states have issued letters and calls to action, many explicitly stating they oppose factory farming.