Art Thelin has worked on a Wisconsin dairy farm just outside the town of LaFarge since before he could read or write. Dairy farming is in his blood. Excerpt 8.
May 11, 2011 A variety of voices are being raised on NYTime’s ‘Room for Debate‘ opinion page this week, with the subject header being Preventing Cruelty on the Farm. This is an important topic that warrants discussion as a number of states consider changing laws that prohibit photographs or filming of a farm without that […]
In part 2, food writer and activist Dan Imhoff talks about Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations to a Portland Friends of Family Farmers audience.
The modern day Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) is both a crowning achievement of short-term human scientific prowess, and profound monumental hubris with terrible consequences unfolding now, and yet to unfold.
The technical designation is CAFO, and it stands for “Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation”. To their detractors, they are often referred to simply as “factory farms”. Although CAFO can be very broadly applied to farms with even small numbers of livestock, for those who are opposed to such operations, CAFO refers mainly to very large farms […]