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By Ruth Harrison

A reprint of a ebook initially released in 1964, with new contributions environment a latest context. the unique publication is constructed from 10 chapters overlaying and describing the tools of in depth farming of chook and farm animals throughout the Nineteen Sixties. It used to be aimed toward developing information concerning the creation of animals below synthetic and harmful stipulations that be triumphant in factory-like installations. concentration is given on broiler chickens, bird packing stations, battery birds, veal calves, foundation of caliber, volume as opposed to caliber and animal cruelty and laws. on hand In Print

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Per bird, paid by the Chancellor out of the taxpayer’s pocket.

E. when sending 10,000 chicks for a broiler house, they will include an extra 200 to replace those which inevitably cannot stay the course. Two to six per cent mortality is taken for granted. Higher mortality gives rise to alarm. The day-old chicks are installed, eight or ten thousand at a time, sometimes more, in long, windowless houses punctuated only with extractor fans in serried rows along the ridge of the roofs, and air intake vents along the side walls. In a big establishment these sheds will be ranked side by side each with its giant feed storage hopper standing as if on guard at one end, the whole array looking like an incongruous factory, sprouting, for no apparent reason, in the middle of some remote field.

1969a) Intensive livestock farming and health (c) Welfare. Proceedings of Health Congress, Eastbourne, 28 April to 2 May 1969. Royal Society of Health, London. Harrison, R. (1969b) Why animals need freedom to move. The Observer, 12 October 1969, p. 7. Harrison, R. (1970) Unpublished discussion: Proceedings of Factory Farming Conference. Harrison, R. (1978) Intensive livestock systems: where do we draw the line? Unpublished conference proceedings. Harrison, R. (1980) Animal production and welfare – practical considerations.

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