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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An intensive livestock operation is not the type of farm operation that springs to mind when we think nostalgically of the family farm.
If you hear that your neighbor is planning an intensive livestock operation, what do you do?
Similarly, a land use bylaw frequently requires that an intensive livestock operation must not be sited too close to certain types of other development, for example, within a certain distance of the boundary of any city, town, village, hamlet, multi-lot country residential development, school, or hospital; or within a certain distance of any environmentally sensitive area, water body, or drainage course.
Municipal decision-makers are increasingly meeting the argument that they must take into account the impact on the environment and on the surrounding community if an intensive livestock operation is not economically viable or results in an environmental liability.
that the intensive livestock operation be fully inspected by representatives from Alberta Public Health, Alberta Environmental Protection, Alberta Agriculture, Food and Rural Development, and the Development Department of the municipality within one year of the commencement of operations;
In turn, CCT helped create a new environmental justice issue beyond the domain of the movement's major focus on urban hazardous chemicals and waste fa cilities by drawing attention to the racial and class implications of siting intensive livestock operations in marginalized, rural communities.
Historically, intensive livestock operations have been treated as "nonhazardous," "non-point," and "nondischarging" facilities.
This trend in the agricultural industry towards larger more intensive livestock operations occurs at a time when there are significant changes happening within the rural community.

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