What is another word for factory farming?

Pronunciation: [fˈaktəɹˌi fˈɑːmɪŋ] (IPA)

There are several synonyms for the term "factory farming." This concept refers to the industrial production of animal products, where large numbers of animals are raised in confined spaces with a focus on maximizing productivity and profits. This approach is also known as "industrial agriculture," "intensive farming," or "concentrated animal feeding operations" (CAFOs). Another synonym for factory farming is "mass production," which implies little concern for animal welfare or the environment. Critics of the practice may refer to it as "animal cruelty," "inhumane farming," or "agribusiness." As the awareness of the negative impact of factory farming grows, more people are advocating for sustainable alternatives, such as organic farming and plant-based diets, to promote animal welfare and protect the environment.

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What are the hypernyms for Factory farming?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • Other hypernyms:

    Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs), Factory Animal Production, Industrial Livestock Production, Intensive Animal Agriculture, Livestock Factory Farming.

Famous quotes with Factory farming

  • What I loathe is the multi-national conglomerates who must take responsibility for the degradation and pollution of so much of our landscape with their factory farming and greed.
    Fay Godwin
  • Thousands — millions and billions — of animals are killed for food. That is very sad. We human beings can live without meat, especially in our modern world. We have a great variety of vegetables and other supplementary foods, so we have the capacity and the responsibility to save billions of lives. I have seen many individuals and groups promoting animal rights and following a vegetarian diet. This is excellent. Certain killing is purely a "luxury." … But perhaps the saddest is factory farming. The poor animals there really suffer. I once visited a poultry farm in Japan where they keep 200,000 hens for two years just for their eggs. During those two years, they are prisoners. Then after two years, when they are no longer productive, the hens are sold. That is really shocking, really sad. We must support those who are attempting to reduce that kind of unfair treatment. An Indian friend told me that his young daughter has been arguing with him that it is better to serve one cow to ten people than to serve chicken or other small animals, since more lives would be involved. In the Indian tradition, beef is always avoided, but I think there is some logic to her argument. Shrimp, for example, are very small. For one plate, many lives must be sacrificed. To me, this is not at all delicious. I find it really awful, and I think it is better to avoid these things. If your body needs meat, it may be better to eat bigger animals. Eventually you may be able to eliminate the need for meat. I think that our basic nature as human beings is to be vegetarian — making every effort not to harm other living beings. If we apply our intelligence, we can create a sound, nutritional program. It is very dangerous to ignore the suffering of any sentient being.
    Tenzin Gyatso
  • An understandable hunger for … potential clients tempts many [career counseling therapists] to overpromise, like creative writing teachers who, out of greed or sentimentality, sometimes imply that all of their students could one day produce worthwhile literature, rather than frankly acknowledging the troubling truth, anathema to a democratic society, that the great writer, like the contented worker, remains an erratic and anomalous event, … immune to the methods of factory farming.
    Alain de Botton

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