Locking in the status quo of factory farming?

Photo by Farm Sanctuary via Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

In this recent report for Harvest Public Media, Jessica Naudziunas examines an effort by some Missouri state legislators to guarantee animal farmers the right to use currently allowed methods.

As consumer interest grows regarding where food comes from and how farm animals are raised, the fear among large-scale producers is that practices that are legal now—like raising hogs in confining pens or crates—might be outlawed in the future and thus require major (expensive) changes for factory farms.

For the full audio and text versions of the story, click here.

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