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factory farm

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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.

factory farm

n
(Agriculture) a farm in which animals are bred and fattened using modern industrial methods
factory farming n
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Noun1.factory farm - a large-scale farming enterprisefactory farm - a large-scale farming enterprise  
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What does not make sense, and what seems very odd, is our lack of compassion for factory farm animals in stalls or feedlots.
Behind closed doors and locked behind walls across the world, millions of animals are being tortured by the industrial factory farm industry.
Behind closed doors across the world, millions of animals are being tortured by the industrial factory farm industry.
So strong is the mindset that direct exposure to, or information about, factory farm animals may not unsettle our mental categories.
No one in their right mind, or at least no one who has ever experienced a factory farm firsthand or even read a book or watched a video about what's going on, supports CAFOs.
According to the Food and Water Watch website Factory Farm Map, Prowers County has an "extreme" concentration of CAFOs, with over 44,000 cattle and almost 140,000 hogs in confinement.
The environmental movement really has dropped the ball on the issue of methane production [from factory farm animals] and the impact that has on global warming.
Unregulated factory farm air pollution at some sites is now dirtier than America's most polluted cities, according to a recent report from the Environmental Integrity Project.
With two qualifications, the life of an animal in a factory farm realizes Hobbes's vision of man without the security of the Leviathan: "continual fear and danger of violent death" where life is "solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short." (50) First, whereas man in a Hobbesian world was merely in danger of violent death, it is almost always a certainty for a chicken, pig, or cow living in a factory farm.
The Environmental Integrity Project analyzed these initial reports, comparing CAFO air pollution with established health standards and emissions reporting rules to assess the need for increased public health protections from factory farm emissions.
The EPA began cracking down on factory farm violations of the Clean Air Act under the Clinton administration.
Consumer Demand for Affordable Meat and the Factory Farm

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