factory farming


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factory farm

n.
A large-scale farming operation designed for efficient production, especially a large complex where animals are kept and tended in narrow cages or other close confinement.

factory farming n.
Translations

factory farming

n (Brit) → allevamento su scala industriale
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Factory farming of poultry in Asia is also increasing the threat of bird flu spreading beyond the region, with more deadly strains taking hold, according to a new report from FAIRR--a network of financial investors.
First of all, some Americans are still unaware of factory farming.
As a lifelong animal welfare advocate and animal lover, I was immediately drawn to this virtual reality project, which exposes the horrors of factory farming and agreed to watch the footage.
Truth of factory farming WE are often described as a nation of animal lovers.
First of all, some people are still unaware of factory farming.
However, antibiotic use in animal feed has become a crucial and necessary part of factory farming practices to treat animals that become ill or are at risk for disease due to inhumane, crowded, and unsanitary conditions.
But, did it also cast a light in the darker world of factory farming.
I believe that we're innately compassionate, and that if we can make the conditions of factory farming visible, giving people the opportunity to learn about what goes on behind closed doors, many of us will choose to change our involvement in this suffering.
Also, that we need to stop our precious antibiotics being used to prop up factory farming for the sake of farm animals and humans.
Much of the vigorous growth in meat production is due to the rise of industrial animal agriculture, or factory farming," points out Danielle Nierenberg, director of Nourishing the Planet.
The campaign is urging MEPs to ensure that the Common Agricultural Policy, funded by taxpayers' money, gives more financial support to better, higher-welfare farming practices and not to those using cruel factory farming practices.