Ammunition Showing Why Backyard Farming is Better

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by valkerri, Oct 6, 2009.

  1. valkerri

    valkerri Out Of The Brooder

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    The Humane Society has a very well done explanation of why factory farming allows diseases like Swine Flu and Avian Flu to flourish and mutate. It's pretty good educational material with some good statistics which might be helpful in our efforts to change zoning laws or just neighbors' opinions.

    http://www.organization.org/farm/resources/pubs/swine_flu.html

    (available to watch online or purchase the DVD for like $3)
     
  2. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    The organization produces a lot of propaganda IMO. So-called factory farming feeds the world. If all the so-called factory farms were put out of business tomorrow the result would be human starvation on a scale never seen before.
     
  3. wyomingsundancer

    wyomingsundancer Out Of The Brooder

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    Factory farming does not feed the world. Slowly the large Coops are putting the small farmer out of business. An example is Poland. With the exception of the US and a few places that Smithfield and Tyson have footholds there are still a lot of small farmers out there.

    There is no reason that the US Megafarms have to use so much antibiotic. Denmark is a prime example. The article listed below is one of many detailing their methods.

    http://www.thepigsite.com/articles/...sh-pork-industry-lessons-to-be-learned-part-1

    Some of the Eastern European countries raise cattle in confinement similar to our feedlots, but with an emphasis on small pens within the feedlot to minimize the effects of disease etc.
     

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