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Posted October 31, 2007 by Rachelle Owen

Have you ever driven by a factory farm? You might not have known it was a factory farm by the looks of it, but you sure as hell could tell it was one by the smell. The truth of the matter is factory farming stinks (and I’m not just talking about the stench).

Here are my top 5 reasons why factory farming stinks:

1. Chickens killed for food in the United States are bred and drugged to grow so quickly that their hearts, lungs, and limbs often can’t keep up.
2. Hens used for their eggs live six or seven to a battery cage the size of a file drawer, thousands of which are stacked tier upon tier in huge, filthy warehouses.
3. Cows used for their milk are drugged and bred to produce unnatural amounts of milk; they have their babies stolen from them shortly after birth and sent to notoriously cruel veal farms so that humans can drink the calves’ milk.
4. Mother pigs on factory farms are confined to crates so small that they are unable to turn around or even lie down comfortably.
5. Meet Your Meat

Not only do I think factory farming stinks, so do our friends at District Cotton, who created the amazing tee you see below. Lucky for you, we are giving away not one of these lovely tees, but five of them!

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For a chance to win, comment below with the #1 reason why you think factory farming stinks. The contest ends November 21st, and the winner will be chosen by November 26th.

Happy Halloween! -Lara

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  • 2692 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    hey i want to buy this shirt where can i get it?

  • 2795 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    factory farming smells like big business. the companies don’t even care about exploiting innocent animals’ lives if it means making a few dollars. it is sick what people do just for money.

  • 2796 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Factory Farming sticks because not only is it inhumane by killing animals in such cruel ways, it’s also one of the main reasons that the enviroment is going to pot!
    People wonder where all of this pollution comes from.. CO2 is released by burning oil & petrol in lorries, ships, abattoirs, dairies, factories etc. associated with meat & dairy production, and over here in the UK over 95% of our meadows have been destroyed to accmodate factory farms.
    It’s also causing hunger over in third world countries. If everybody in the world became vegetarian, practically all of the people starving in the world right at this moment, wouldn’t be. This is because every year in the UK we feed our livestock enough food to feed 250,000,000 people while in the world 30,000,000 people die of starvation. It’s crazy and stupid is what it is.
    So really, it sticks because it’s destroying the health of people in rich countries while starving those in poor countries. It is torturing & killing billions of animals every year, and causing misery to the enviroment.

  • 2800 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Factory farming stinks because not only do the poor little souls get mistreated in every way possible at the ‘farms’, they get treated like dirt–actually I think the farms’ fertilized dirt gets better treatment then the animals! I have drove past a milk farm and my only thought of it (besides the fact I couldn’t breathe with the windows down) was that it endorces female enslavement! Those poor female cows…if you want milk, produce your own! 😉
    Another appalling reason factory farms stinks is that these already tortured animals get sent to slaughterhouses to be killed in ways so unethical it makes me want to puke just thinking about it.

  • 2801 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Because if a group of humans were forced into these conditions it would be considered a crime against humanity.
    Definition of crime against humanity –
    a) Murder;
    (b) Extermination;
    (c) Enslavement;
    (d) Deportation or forcible transfer of population;
    (e) Imprisonment or other severe deprivation of physical liberty in violation of fundamental rules of international law;
    (f) Torture;
    (g) Rape, sexual slavery, enforced prostitution, forced pregnancy, enforced sterilization, or any other form of sexual violence of comparable gravity;
    (h) Persecution against any identifiable group or collectivity on political, racial, national, ethnic, cultural, religious, gender as defined in paragraph 3, or other grounds that are universally recognized as impermissible under international law, in connection with any act referred to in this paragraph or any crime within the jurisdiction of the Court;
    (i) Enforced disappearance of persons;
    (j) The crime of apartheid;
    (k) Other inhumane acts of a similar character intentionally causing great suffering, or serious injury to body or to mental or physical health.
    Think about it!

  • 2801 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Factory farming stinks because it treats animals (of both the human and non-human variety) like cogs in a machines rather than the sentient beings that they are.

  • 2801 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    My number 1 reason why factory farming sucks:
    Because I don’t even want to begin to imagine the horrors those animals face every single day. To feel neglected, to feel lonely, to feel enslaved, to feel doomed. I never want to feel like that, and I wish that upon nothing and no one, including animals.

  • 2802 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    That is so cruel!
    Animals are not ours to do that to. They should have more respect for the cows, chickens, etc.
    I wonder if they even realise the fact that they have no right to do that to these poor living things, let alone to hurt them the way they do let alone.

  • 2802 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    That is so cruel!
    Animals are not ours to do that to. They should have more respect for the cows, chickens, etc.
    I wonder if they even realise the fact that they have no right to do that to these poor living things, let alone to hurt them the way they do let alone.

  • 2802 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Factory farming stinks because it’s cruelty, inhumane, unethical, and murder all wrapped up and locked into a small little cage with bars to make sure the you feel the coldness, not just see it…or in that fact, taste it.

  • 2802 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Cut down on factory farming, cut down on holes in the o-zone.
    The less of the factories we have, the healthier our planet will be. And we wont have global warming.
    And breathing all those chemicals, cannot be good for you.
    Cutting down on the farming, could mean cutting down on some diseases, like cancer.
    Meat is bloody, and going through that factory, could contaminate your food. Leaving you sick, and unhealthy.
    Bacteria and mold are probably all over the uncleaned machinery. Not to mention the rat and bug infestations carrying disease all over your meat.
    You shouldnt be eating animals.
    Do you see them running around, shoving you in tiny little cages, burning off your nose and mouth, forcing you to lay eggs, hanging you upside down and slitting your throat, cutting off your baby’s ears, and slaughtering you up and eating you?
    No?
    Didnt think so, you shouldnt be doing it to the animals, they didnt do anything.

  • 2802 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Every year, factory farms not only torture and maime hundreds of thousands of innocent animals, but also deprive them of their rights to live like any normal animal should. Most of these animals never even see the light of day until they are “fat” enough to be killed. In addition, pollution from these farms clogs our air, our rivers, and our land, causing health problems for years to come. Global warming is only made worse by these pollutants. Who are we, as humans, to say what part of the circle of life gets to be dominated by our society? And how do some of our society think that these animals can’t emote? Don’t all animals live and breathe just like us? Since they do, they deserve a life where they are free and happy, not in a miserable exsistence to feed (and nourish) others and the pockets of the meat industries’ wallets. Eating meat also contributes to the 75% obese percentage of humans in America alone, clogging your arteries and leaching precious calcium out of your bones. No animal deserves to suffer just so that we can be fat, lazy and happy. Thank You.

  • 2802 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Factory farming stinks since: the whole reason animaux are born is to live their lives the way they were destined to, be that roaming the fields, swinging from trees, pecking at gravel….
    factory farming takes away the purpose of their life and makes them merely *product*.
    Disgusting.

  • 2802 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    The number one reason factory farming stinks:
    ANIMALS ARE NOT OURS TO MURDER AND HURT!!!Animals are living beings and CAN feel pain!Factory Farming unessacarily hurts animals, and that STINKS!!!

  • 2802 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    The #1 reason factory farming stinks is because we don’t need them. Meat can be easily substituted, besides it leads to a healthier diet. The methane gases produced in the farms are contributing to global warming more than the carbon produced by cars. The lands used for these farms could become forest that are much needed in this time. The grains feeded to cows can be used to stop world hunger. BUT the most important reason is that if you don’t eat your dogs why would you eat a cow, a chicken, or a pig?

  • 2802 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I think factory farming is the worst thing on this planet. I think it is inhumane 110% because animals are our equals just with four legs. So it is just like killing a person. The people that kills there equal are ruthless when they laugh at the dying animals suffering.

  • 2802 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Because when we torture mother nature’s creations, we show direspect to our earth.
    By showing disrespect to our earth we show disrespect to everyone on our earth.
    Mother nature intended us to live in peace and harmony.
    Torturing these animals is like spitting in your mother’s face.

  • 2802 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Besides the stench of combined ammonia, methane, hydrogen sulphide, carbon monoxide, cyanide, phosphorous, nitrates and heavy metals, factory farms can allow more than 100 microbial pathogens to thrive in factory farms and cause nasty illnesses. Smelly. The Rollingstone’s article “Boss Hog” from Dec 2006 described a hog factory farm’s “ascending stench” being able to “nauseate pilots at 3,000 feetâ€?. Factory farms produce a mass amount of pollution. Putting aside these stinky and earth destroying thoughts, the way in which factory farmers slaughter the animals is absolutely disgustingly cruel. The worst thing about factory farming though is that people don’t seem to know what happens to the meat they’re eating before it gets on their plates, and that most of the time they just don’t care. People need to start realizing theres a silent holocaust going on, and they’re buying into it. I wrote a paper for my writing class on pigs in factory farms and no pig deserves to suffer that much so that I can have bacon for breakfast.

  • 2802 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Its a man made structure showing how dominant we think ourselves over the environment and over animal’s lives. What right do we have to kill animals?
    None.

  • 2802 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Its a man made structure showing how dominant we think ourselves over the environment and over animal’s lives. What right do we have to kill animals?
    None.

  • 2803 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    … because by killing them we’re killing ourselves and the whole freakin’ world. 8)

  • 2803 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I thnik factory farming stinks because animals don’t have a choice. Some people think that they are dumb, but they are smart. Animals have no voice in our society, so we MUST speak for them. It sickens me to know that people can eat meat and not even think about it. I showed my family the ‘Meat Your Meat’ video, and it changed thier lives. None of us eat meat anymore. I showed it to my youth group, and there were alot of decisions to go creulty free. Thanks for this opportunity!

  • 2803 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I thnik factory farming stinks because animals don’t have a choice. Some people think that they are dumb, but they are smart. Animals have no voice in our society, so we MUST speak for them. It sickens me to know that people can eat meat and not even think about it. I showed my family the ‘Meat Your Meat’ video, and it changed thier lives. None of us eat meat anymore. I showed it to my youth group, and there were alot of decisions to go creulty free. Thanks for this opportunity!

  • 2803 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    My number one reason that factory farming stinks is that humans were never given the right to treat animals as if they were disposable possessions. These animals are treated with unspeakable cruelty, and should be freed of their chains of bondage. Factory farming stinks because of the people that facilitate killing helpless animals.

  • 2803 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Factory farming has taken our culture to a place where we call our food “beef- or pork”, not even relating that these products come from a once living cow- or pig. This disassociation of people and their food due to our reliance on factory farming has brought about degradation of our natural resources, health, and moral principles as a society.

  • 2803 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Factory farming stinks because it shows how primative and irresponsible humanity is. despite all the advances we have, it shows that man only knows how to cause suffering to those that are deemed lesser than them.

  • 2803 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    The number one reason why factory farming stinks is that not only it tortures non-human animals, but it is also harmful to humans. Factory farming is the number one cause of global warming, and is a huge waste of the Earth’s resources. If all the grain was used to feed humans instead, then there would be less people starving in the world.

  • 2803 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I think factory farming stinks because not only are these poor animals being killed for food, but its being done in the most inhumane ways possible. On top of that, the factory farms use up too many natural resources. It seems the more the demand increases, the more precoius animals lifes are lost, all in the name of keeping up demand?! Thats STINKS!

  • 2803 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Factory farming stinks because of the horrible conditions animals are kept in, the smell of the factories wreaks of ammonia and other chemicals. And to breathe that in, and never know fresh air. Stinks.

  • 2803 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    3. Cows used for their milk are drugged and bred to produce unnatural amounts of milk; they have their babies stolen from them shortly after birth and sent to notoriously cruel veal farms so that humans can drink the calves’ milk.
    I really think that’s the worst one. it destroys the dairy cow’s body, the system feeds the veal industry, and it causes extreme distress to both the mother cow and her calf. I hate even thinking about it. Even before I explored a vegetarian diet or found out about the veal industry, I refused to ever eat veal. and I am lactose intolerant. Therefore, I never really supported that area of factory farming, which I am proud of. Thanks to PETA, I have learned the other horrible truths about factory farming, but the consequences of the dairy industry still hurt me the most.

  • 2803 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    My number one reason for thinking that factory farming stinks is…
    1. Animals are treated like science experiments and aren’t able to live full and happy lives. They give them chemically altered food and keep them cooped up in cages. It’s not fair at all.

  • 2803 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Grain being used to feed cattle could be used to solve world hunger.

  • 2803 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    farming is bad because they put them poor animals through so much. what did the animas do to them? NOTHING except live

  • 2803 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Factory Farming stinks because there are thousands of animals dying everyday. They never get a chance to go outdoor and see the sunlight and breath the fresh air. Factory farming stinks because while the animals are alive, they are not happy. They are tortured and their lives are living hell. Factory farming stinks, because everyone is not happy. When I mean everyone, I also mean animals because animals are living things and they do have rights!

  • 2803 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    My number one reason why I think factory farming stinks is because animals die for food when meat can be easily substituted. My one year vegetarian-versary is tomorrow, which makes factory farming even more repulsive to me. I don’t think animals should die for human’s enjoyment. Factory farming stinks!

  • 2803 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I love this shirt! And I agree 100%! I hope this message gets out to everyone….

  • 2803 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I love this shirt! And I agree 100%! I hope this message gets out to everyone….

  • 2803 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    oh mannnn
    i want that shirtt

  • 2803 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    i bet….

  • 2803 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Factory farming sucks because the animals are mistreated and no one knows about it except for the people that work there. What’s worse is that the people that are working there are the ones that are hurting the animals. They kill the animals in inhumane ways that are disrespectful to the animals and to nature! It makes me sicK!

  • 2803 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I live in Oregon where there is alot of farming on our coasts etc and we are so into organic everything, to see these farms and large corporations doing the things that they do is horrific. Wether you eat meat or not there are humane ways to do what they do but they just don’t care and it makes me sick. It makes me want to go grab a pack of hamburger and give it a hug just because I know what it went through!!!

  • 2803 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    the #1 reason why factory farming stinks! IS methane from those poor caged up animals that deserve to be treated better! The methane form those animals is killing the earth!!!!! The animals don’t mean to kill the earth, tis the factory farm ppls fault! so thats why methane gases make factory farms stink!! literally and metaphoracally and any other way!!! thats just how i see it lol
    (p.s. if any1 has a “i’m not a nugget petition, coudl they email it to “brendan_elworthy@hotmail.com, my school won’t let my get signatures on the kfc on becuz its goes against there policie……thx)

  • 2803 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    1. Animals are friends not food!!!!
    they should be in the wild free to do what animals do, not confined to later be killed for food.

  • 2803 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Factory farming is super bad for the environment! Not only does it harm the lives of animals within the confines of its cages, but factory farming is responsible for the loss of habitats for wild animals around the world. Buy enabling the consumption of meat on a large scale, factory farms cause a huge increase in agriculture. The excess of land used for farming should belong to its native animals. In adddtion, factory farming causes an over-population of cows, who give off methane gas. Methane gas is also greenhouse gas and largely contributes to global warming.

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