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CAFO (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation): The Tragedy of Industrial Animal Factories
(2010)
  • Robert Dawson, San Jose State University
Abstract
CAFO (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation): The Tragedy of Industrial Animal Factories provides an unprecedented view of concentrated animal feeding operations—aka CAFOs—where increasing amounts of the world’s meat, milk, eggs, and seafood are produced. As the photos and essays in this powerful book demonstrate, the rise of the CAFO industry around the world has become one of the most pressing issues of our time. Industrial livestock production is now a leading source of climate-changing emissions, a source of both freshwater and ocean pollution, and a significant contributor to diet-related diseases such as obesity and the spread of foodborne illnesses. The intensive concentration of animals in such crammed and filthy conditions dependent on antibiotic medicines and steady streams of subsidized industrial feeds poses serious moral and ethical concerns for all of us.
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Publication Date
2010
Editor
David Imhoff
Publisher
Earth Aware
Citation Information
Robert Dawson. CAFO (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation): The Tragedy of Industrial Animal Factories. San Rafael, CA(2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/robert_dawson/10/