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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Over there a children's menu is smaller portions of the grown-up food; here it is battery chicken dinosaurs or mechanically recovered meat extruded into burgers of unsurpassing tastelessness.
AS A TV campaign is launched to stop battery chicken farming, a former free-range poultry farmer in the North-East says she understands why the system is used.
ON THE ATTACK: TV chef Jamie Oliver attacked Sainsbury's - which pays him to front its advertising campaigns - for not debating the issue of battery chicken farming.
The trucks and ships which deliver our animals to the hell holes of Europe will still be watched from the cliff tops by the same protesters, the owners of fur farms, intensive pig rearing farms and battery chicken farms will still always put the purse before the animal.
It has emerged Fifteen Cornwall bought 360 battery chicken eggs when a regular supplier of free range eggs let them down.
A FARMER whose stock was wiped out by foot and mouth allegedly tried to fiddle compensation so he could build a battery chicken unit, a court heard yesterday.
Even in France they can boast Edith `All Englishmen are homosexual' Cresson (who perhaps resembles a battery chicken run riot in a black lace factory but still looks better than Theresa Gorman).
Under this scheme, 0 stands for organic eggs, 1 for free range, 2 for barn or deep litter, and 3 for eggs from battery chickens.
Recently, eggs were sold as free range but later found to be farmed from steroid filled battery chickens.
She will join activists tomorrow as they rescue battery chickens destined for the chopping block.
Schoolchildren not battery chickens A LONDON primary school has a rule which insists children walk with their hands behind their backs.
Polly joined several goats, as well as former battery chickens Gill had given a home to, and last March Polly single-handedly created a mini-flock for Gill when she gave birth to two lambs in the garden shed of her Parkgate home.