factory farming

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factory farm

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.
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factory farming

n (Brit) → allevamento su scala industriale
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Factory farming is cruel to animals and is the greatest contributor worldwide to global devastation.
The ASA said concerns had been raised that the factory farming statistic was "misleading", while the advert also featured methods of farming that are outlawed in the UK.
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.
Factory farming is by far the most common method used in the meat industry today because it is the most profitable way to control the "meat machines." The industry and its public relations agents defend the idea that the methods of the meat industry are entirely necessary and appropriate.
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.
As the public comes to comprehend this new knowledge about fats, markets for sustainable grass-fed products will grow, and unsustainable factory farming will be challenged to change.
First of all, some people are still unaware of factory farming. They assume that most farm animals are open range --that is, allowed to graze in a pasture or forage in the traditional barnyard.
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.
How did Poland and Denmark raise profile of religious slaughter and 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.

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