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The Hidden Costs of Industrial Animal Agriculture in CanadaWhat's on your plate?
06 June 2012
There are 20 times more farm animals than people in Canada but a drive through the countryside doesn't give you that impression.
Most Canadian farm animals spend their lives crammed into tiny pens, battery cages or crates inside windowless barns. They are fed unnatural diets, antibiotics and suffer painful mutilations like de-beaking and tooth breaking so they can be kept at huge numbers on intensive livestock operations (ILOs).
This report exposes the destructive impacts of ILOs on our health, the environment, animal welfare and rural Canada....
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