What You Don't Know About Factory Farming May Make You Sick
December 19, 2006
Meat production in the United States has changed over the course of the past two decades. Many modern farms are actually industrial facilities, known as confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs) or intensive livestock operations (ILOs).
These factory farms are focused on creating high volume and profit, and pay little, if any, attention to human health, safe food, the environment, and the humane treatment of animals.
Practices at factory farms include:
- The mutilation of animals (such removing the tails and teeth of live pigs)
- Raw manure stored in open lagoons
- Raising and confining animals in tight interior quarters with scant access to sunlight and fresh air