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#1 Old 11-19-2005, 10:32 PM
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TRENTON, N.J. -- Standards enacted by New Jersey's Department of Agriculture designed to protect farm animals actually allow inhumane practices such as cutting tails off dairy cows to facilitate milking, according to a lawsuit by animal welfare organizations.

In the lawsuit, filed Friday, nine animal welfare groups demand that the department set aside standards it created last year for the humane treatment of farm animals...

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#2 Old 11-25-2005, 01:26 PM
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From the story:

"Ed Wengryn from the New Jersey Farm Bureau, which represents about 7,000 farmers, said the rules work and protect farm animals by setting standards for feeding and housing.

Wengryn said the practices cited in the lawsuit are not widespread. For example, the majority of dairy farmers don't cut the tails off cows and those that do must be supervised by a veterinarian. And forced molting extends the chickens' lives by another year."

It's nice to know they really are concerned about the animals. As if.
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#3 Old 11-25-2005, 02:47 PM
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Originally Posted by goatee View Post

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And forced molting extends the chickens' lives by another year."

And not slaughtering them in the first place would extend their lives by even more! Gollie, someone should let them know that.
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Forced molting only extend their lives by enabling them to continue high production of eggs. This gives them a longer horrible horrible life.
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