More Clarity About Family Farms

Animal Person

In " Move to Limit 'Factor Farms' Gains Momentum " in today's New York Times , we learn that farmers in Ohio have agreed to phase out gestation crates within 15 years and veal crates by 2017. Where males and females were once put into a pen to mate, sows are now inseminated artificially and most are kept through their pregnancy in a 2-by-7-foot crate, in which they can lie down but not turn. “I

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On What the Animal Ag Alliance Thinks of Us

Animal Person

They do appear to wish to put an end to what they believe are the worst abuses of institutionalized animal agriculture, such as gestation crates and veal crates, but that's hardly a call to end animal agriculture. Besides, is the "modern" veal crate something to be proud of? Tags: Activism Current Affairs Ethics Language ALF Animal Agriculture Alliance Animal Rights Animal welfare ELF HSUS PeTA SHAC Vegan education veganism

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Animal Advocates' Successes Have Factory Farmers Running Scared

Animal Ethics

Consider some of the victories: On November 5th, 2002, more than two and a half million Floridians voted "Yes" on Amendment 10 to amend the state constitution and prohibit the use of gestation crates , narrow metal cages where breeding pigs are kept for most of their lives. On November 7, 2006, Arizonans voted overwhelmingly, by 62 percent, in favor of Proposition 204, to ban the cruel and intensive confinement of veal calves and pregnant pigs on industrialized factory farms.

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Reasons Consistently Applied

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I suspect that many regular readers of Animal Ethics are already vegetarians. That's because those who read Animal Ethics with regularity know that there are many compelling reasons to adopt a vegetarian lifestyle. You shall have them for food.' " Genesis 1:29 The First Ethical Precept of Buddhism states: "I will be mindful and reverential with all life, I will not be violent nor will I kill."