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A Definition of Factory Farming

What is Factory Farming

There is no formal definition of factory farming. Based on extensive research with several other NGOs and scientific experts, and our teams’ experience of UK farming practices, this is the description of Factory Farming we use: Factory Farming includes systems in which animals are subjected to ANY of the following:
  1. Routinely confined in cages, crates or crowded areas
  1. Selectively bred for accelerated and harmful growth rates/yields
  1. Unable to express their range of strongly motivated natural behaviours
  1. Routinely mutilated to counteract the negative welfare outcomes of intensive farming.
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