What about farms that raise hundreds or thousands of animals?
These farms are referred to as “intensive livestock operations” and they focus on raising, feeding and/or breeding a large number of animals in a defined space. Chickens, pigs and beef cattle are examples of animals that may be raised this way. Whether big or small, farmers care about their animals and the environment we live in. That’s why they follow codes of practice for animal care and follow laws related to human treatment of animals.
Why can’t I visit a pig or chicken barn?
Farmers don’t have anything to hide; they just don’t want their animals to get sick. Many intensive livestock operations have biosecurity measures in place to keep animals healthy and prevent the spread of disease.