23.2.11

A River of Waste The Hazardous Truth About Factory Farms



O impacto das "fábricas de animais" é um segredo bem guardado.
Há quem sofra diariamente com o cheiro nauseabundo aqui no concelho.

"If you could enter these secretive, often guarded, rarely photographed interiors, you would find a process that efficiently grows meat animals by the thousands in a single building. Beef cattle and pigs eat high-protein diets laced with growth hormones that cause them to quickly add lean meat. Because it’s illegal to give growth hormones to chickens, many CAFO farmers add arsenic to their feed for the same effect. Many meat animals gain so much weight so fast that their legs cannot support them. And most are housed in spaces too small for them even to turn around as they grow to adulthood."

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