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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Advocates, Protecting Your Community from Existing and Proposed Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs): A Guide to Legal Actions 8 (2013).
Iowa Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations Air Quality Study--Final Report[End Ital], Iowa State University and the University of Iowa Study Group (February 2002), http://www.
School proximity to concentrated animal feeding operations and prevalence of asthma in students.
Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) are large livestock and poultry operations that raise animals in a confined situation.
Topics examined include cruise ship pollution, MTBE in gasoline, EPA regulation of concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), and EPA's response to the Waterkeeper Alliance court decision on regulation of CAFOs.
From the use of ordinary negligence claims as a reliable weapon for dealing with pollution from concentrated animal feeding operations in Wisconsin; to the use of a failure-to-warn theory in addressing drinking water contamination by a dry-cleaning solvent in Modesto, California; to the use of theories of public trust, public nuisance, and trespass in protecting wildlife and threatened habitats, Creative Common Law Strategies for Protecting the Environment provides environmental practitioners with helpful and potentially adaptable strategies.
Nevertheless, Worldwatch blames the rise in industrial animal operations and concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs)--along with high population densities and weak public health, occupational and environmental standards--for many of the animal health-related ills of the world.
The Environmental Protection Agency began cracking down on factory farm violations of the Clean Air Act in the final years of the Clinton administration, initiating three precedent-setting enforcement actions against Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs).
This concern has led to federal regulations to control discharges of pollutants from concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) to water supplies.
Christie Whitman, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, extended the public comment period on proposed regulations to reduce water pollution from concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) until July 30.
Ten states - Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Virginia - enacted or strengthened legislation or regulations dealing with concentrated animal feeding operations this year.
The problem of animal waste is far worse in concentrated animal feeding operations than on family farms simply because of the enormous volume of the waste.

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