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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.

factory farm

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(Agriculture) a farm in which animals are bred and fattened using modern industrial methods
factory farming n
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And the intensive, factory farm conditions by which most pigs are raised increases the risk and acts as an incubator for bacteria.
A broad coalition, led by Farm Sanctuary, of humane organizations, farmers, veterinarians, and environmental and consumer groups, petitioned the court to reverse a lower court's ruling which upheld the New Jersey Department of Agriculture's decision to approve the most egregious factory farm abuses as humane.
Children in North Carolina attending middle schools within three miles of one or more pig factory farms, and children attending schools where school staff report factory farm odors in school buildings, were found to have a higher prevalence of wheezing compared with other middle school children.
While our pets are pampered, the treatment of factory farm animals is grossly inhumane.
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.
32) Factory farm confinement practices vary by the type of animal raised.
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.
FOLLOWING my letter published on April 5 regarding a planning application for a factory farm in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty at Dunstan Steads, I am very sorry to report that the planning application was approved.
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.
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.