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... been contaminated by factory farms from filing similar citizen suits under RCRA. Sounds shady...because it is. Dubbed the 'Farm Regulatory Certainty Act,” the bill would not prevent the Mountaire suit from moving ahead (as this is a processing plant and not a factory farm), but is still deeply concerning.
Factory farm animals are raised in extreme confinement and subjected to mutilation and torture to maximize profits in the meat, dairy, and egg industries. The animals in this video were rescued from factory farms, and finally feel human love in the tender care of sanctuaries. Well-intended shoppers often ...

Worldwide, two-thirds of all farm animals are now inhumanely imprisoned on highly-polluting factory farms, fed pesticide- and chemical-contaminated grains and GMOs, often supplemented with contaminated fish meal and oils, and routinely dosed with antibiotics and hormones. In the U.S., 90-95 percent of all dairy, meat ...
Previously in the the Senate the legislation was titled a catchy name, the FARM (Fair Agriculture Reporting Method) Act. The phrase itself would bring to mind farmers, fairness, agriculture and everything green But in reality this legislation represents a cloak that exempts industrial factory farms from a vital ...
Pigs on UK factory farms are typically confined to crowded, barren sheds, where they're denied the chance to do anything that comes naturally to them, such as playing, exploring their surroundings, foraging for food, and raising offspring. The frustration and stress from this extreme confinement can drive ...
Neither Ripley Township nor the factory farm's owners have filed a response. The Troms' lawsuit is hardly going to reverse damage already caused by all the other feedlots that surround them, but Eayrs says it's really about mounting a challenge against Big Ag that says small farmers aren't going to just roll ...

Inside China's Factory Farms for Mink Furs. VICE China visited the farms that harvest minks, the factories that turn their fur into coats, and the malls that sell the upscale garments to find out how they're made. SHARE · TWEET ...
They also want to avoid government oversight and accountability, and have successfully passed so-called "right-to-farm" laws to shield themselves from liability stemming from their irresponsible behavior. Factory farms cut corners to maximize profits, and they don't want to be held accountable for the harms ...
While the image was not taken in the United States and does not depict the permanent living conditions of pigs on factory farms, the actual living conditions on factory farms are not much better. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty To Animals writes that pigs are commonly kept in over-crowded windowless ...
(Des Moines) -- Recent application denials at the county level mean more Iowans see the need for a moratorium on new factory farms, according to Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement. In 2017, Iowa's Department of Natural Resources approved 450 new or expanded hog factories. Jess Mazour, a ...
A planning application for an intensive broiler chicken farm in the UK has been withdrawn - just 24 hours before it was due to be considered by the local council. The proposed site in Northamptonshire would have housed more than 540,000 chickens at any time - making it one of the biggest in the UK.
A bill allowing factory farms to “go undercover” is currently advancing through the U.S. Senate. S.2421 has a catchy title called the FARM (Fair Agriculture Reporting Method) Act. The name itself would bring to mind family, farmers, fairness and everything green. But in reality it is an industry-sponsored cloak ...
The pollution generated by factory farms has resulted in widespread water contamination. 750 water bodies in Iowa - over half of those tested - were found to be impaired in 2014. The vast majority of those impairments are from pollutants and conditions associated with factory farms (read: E. Coli, excessive ...
WASHINGTON — Closing the distance from farm to fork, America's turkey farmers, represented by the National Turkey Federation, have prepared a new series of videos and resources offering common-sense answers about raising healthy turkey flocks on family farms. The videos are available at ...
Life at the Statehouse is always good for Indiana's factory farm, logging industry and manufacturing interests. Time and again, they get ... Meanwhile, an effort to have a legislative hearing on a reasonable bill to check the power factory farms have over the communities they pollute died quietly in recent days. Environmental ...
... been contacting their elected officials for years, asking for more protections from factory farms – but those calls have gone unheeded. Now, it's time for our supervisors to join the chorus. In addition to re-adopting the Master Matrix, they should also call on the legislature to reign in the factory farm industry.
Bill To Regulate Factory Farms Dead For 2018 Session. By Brandon Smith • 31 minutes ago. TweetShareGoogle+Email. House Environmental Affairs ... And he doesn't like a provision that imposes odor standards on the factory farms. But mostly, Wolkins says, “I am pretty much pro-CAFO because we're basically feeding ...

Additionally, while smaller farms purchase feed, supplies, and equipment from local businesses, factory farms often buy their supplies from outside ... Factory farm pollution of rural America's springs and waterways hurts the communities and individual business owners whose livelihoods rely on ecotourism.
I recently attended an Iowa CCI Action Clean Water Lobby Day where we lobbied for a moratorium on factory farms. First of all, I want to thank Senator Ken Rozenboom, Republican from Mahaska County, for agreeing to meet with us. However, Mr. Rozenboom, I feel a little frustrated that you came into the ...
You've probably heard: following the construction of two massive slaughterhouses, Iowans are bracing for yet another factory farm influx. Over the last three months, Iowa Select has inundated North Central Iowa with plans for 20 new/expanding factory farms. We've heard there are more to come… Why?
It's that time of year again when county supervisors must pass the master matrix, a scoring system that supposedly holds factory farms to higher standards. Every January ... In addition to re-adopting the master matrix, they should also call on the Iowa Legislature to reign in the factory farm industry. Twenty ...
Tuesday morning, members of the Iowa Alliance for Responsible Agriculture - a coalition of 27 state, community, and national organizations - announced 15 bills that Senator David Johnson, an Independent from Ocheyedan - is filing to strengthen concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) regulations ...
... to take away rural residents' rights to protect ourselves, our families, communities, water and air from corporate factory farms (concentrated animal feeding operations). One of the last protections rural counties have left is local control. For 15 years, corporate ag/factory farm lobbyists have been trying to get ...
In November, a House subcommittee held a hearing on a proposal that would eliminate citizens' ability to file a lawsuit against a factory farm that polluted ... Every community located near factory farms already faces elevated risks of exposure to dangerously contaminated drinking water and polluted air, but ...
Moments ago, Maryland State Senator Richard Madaleno filed a piece of legislation called the Community Healthy Air Act. The bill would require the state to monitor and identify pollutants that are emitted by factory farms - or industrial poultry operations - and to complete public health assessments on the ...
A ban on filming in factory farms in Idaho has been overturned by Judge M. Margaret McKeown. The judge stated the ban ... The group had managed to capture animal abuse at Idaho's Bettencourt Dairy factory farm where the workers had been stomping on cows, kicking them and hitting them with sticks.
Citizen Group Promises to Be 'Thorn in the Side' of New East Texas Factory Farm ... CAFOs, often called factory farms, have been criticized for stinking up the air and polluting local water sources, exploiting contractors who operate the farms for agribusiness firms, and subjecting animals to cruel conditions.
Since Lisa Meidlinger does not answer "Do I eat meat?" in her letter published Jan. 4, I assume she eats animals raised on factory farms. "Killing animals in their own environment" is an ethical way to harvest meat. Predation is part of nature. Wolves kill and eat deer. Human hunters are another predator.
For a city girl, I've had a lot of experience with pigs. I've visited with them in sanctuaries, given belly rubs (they love those), introduced little children to them, rescued and cared for young piglets, witnessed distressed, overheated/freezing/thirsty young pigs in slaughter trucks, and experienced the hellish ...
A mighty band of citizen activists, along with the Nebraska Farmers Union, are taking on a city council and a corporate giant. And they need your help. Retail giant Costco wants to build the largest chicken factory farm in the U.S., in Fremont, Nebraska. The city's elected officials have approved the project.
Here's What Happened When I Tried to Rescue Piglets From a Factory Farm. One piglet is now safe at a sanctuary, but we had to leave the rest behind in pig purgatory. By Jenny McQueen / AlterNet. January 5, 2018, 8:30 PM GMT. AddThis Sharing Buttons. Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Google+ Share to ...
The Minnesota Court of Appeals has upheld a decision by the Goodhue County Board to permit a proposed factory farm in Zumbrota Township. ... To support their claim that Kohlnhofer factory farms have been unregulated and unsafe, interested citizens tested air quality over five weeks last summer at six ...
After Rosenberg spoke, a local farmer whose family farm is under threat thanks to two new CAFOs in her neighborhood, explained how her community did everything to stop these factory farms, but "the system in Iowa failed us. The DNR regulations failed us. All we want is clean air and water. We want to ...
We have much to gain by supporting family-run farms, boosting our local economy and protecting our Great Lakes from factory farm pollution. ... On this subject, Sierra Club Michigan has made several short “Less=More” films: LESS support for polluting factory farms means a MORE sustainable Michigan!
On the factory farm tour, Socially Responsible Agricultural Project (SRAP) and others made sure not to vilify the farmers-- rather, the explosion of factory farms on Maryland's eastern shore is a result of bad farm policy, corporate power and consolidation in the poultry industry, and weak environmental ...
Thanks to the work of animal welfare organizations, more people are waking up to the horrors that animals endure in factory farms. From understanding the plight of hens confined to battery cages to recognizing the absurd cruelty involved in veal production, consumers are learning that there is so much ...
The Minnesota Court of Appeals has upheld a decision by the Goodhue County Board to permit a proposed factory farm in Zumbrota Township. ... To support their claim that Kohlnhofer factory farms have been unregulated and unsafe, interested citizens tested air quality over five weeks last summer at six ...
The Missouri Clean Water Commission approved permits for two new factory farms this week after Gov. Eric Greitens appointed new members of the board. ASSOCIATED PRESS. Save. JEFFERSON CITY • Missouri's revamped Clean Water Commission voted to allow two new concentrated animal feeding ...
... pertinent information to Congress, compiled information from workers and officials in factory farms GAO five meat-producing states: Arkansas, Delaware, Nebraska, North Carolina, and Virginia. Additionally, GAO interviewed inspectors from two agencies responsible for the oversight factory farm practices, ...
At the DNR hearing held in Lancaster recently regarding the hog factory farm in Liberty township, the majority of the neighbors spoke against granting a permit. Water and air quality, public health and land values were all concerns that affect the neighbors of factory farms. I find it interesting that the owners of ...
The summit kicked off Thursday with a tour, visiting homes of people living next to factory farms, as well as an operation transitioning to a sustainable farm and a farm that produces meat and eggs for sale directly to local consumers, according to the schedule. Last March, Madaleno described the legislation ...
A Minnesota town fights for its life against a factory farm. Monday, December 4, 2017 by Cory ... Association President Brenda Boeve believes the laws of nature say a factory farm doesn't belong atop a hill where spillage could turn what's below into a death zone. In January, a South Dakota judge will hear the case.
Most farm animals aren't treated properly while they are being raised, according to www.aspca,org, the website for the nonprofit group the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Factory farming is where most of our food comes from. A factory farm is a large, industrial operation that raises ...
LETTER: Cathy Glasson against factory farms. By Lori Nelson, community member ... I was happy to get home from work last Friday to start my weekend - that is, until three honey wagons started spreading liquid factory-farm manure all around my house and up to 100 feet from my door. We need a lot bigger ...
"Compare real farm food versus factory farm food, and you can't believe the difference," she said. "There are no hormones or steroids. No weird ...
This piglet would have been deemed disposable on the factory farm in Queensland where he was born. (Photo: Renee Mechelle Stewart).
Have you ever thought about where your food comes from? You may be surprised if you knew. Did you know that food travels, on average ...
A leading animal rights charity projected horror images from factory farms at last night's fourth annual 'Pig Awards'. The event, which was ...
Factory-farm manure spills and runoff have seriously contributed to ... or expanding factory farms until meaningful and mandatory regulations ...
Scott Walker wants to transfer regulatory authority over factory farms ... and control that (factory-farm advocates have) over the governor's office ...


 

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