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With Multiple Animal Abuses Exposed, Can We Trust Agribusiness to Police Itself?

Business  (tags: abuse, business, farming, humans, agribusiness )

- 1462 days ago -
This week's news about cows being abused at a B.C. dairy farm would be shocking by itself but for the fact this kind of revelation has become almost routine.

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Kamia T (89)
Monday June 16, 2014, 4:50 pm
No, and ****!!!! No! Large Agribusiness is based on speed, not care. Just like any other corporate (or more accurately military) venture, where a certain loss is factored into accomplish the goals, Large Agribusiness deems these losses and the abuse acceptable to achieve a profit. So, of course, they can't possibly police themselves!

Past Member (0)
Monday June 16, 2014, 5:03 pm
NO NO NO-absolutely NOT. More cover ups come to mind-greed+all the insensitivity in the world surrounds this brutal industry. SICKENING. Thx Lone

Animae C (514)
Monday June 16, 2014, 5:04 pm
NO never.
Greed & the caring of animals do not mix.

T.Y. Lone

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Monday June 16, 2014, 5:30 pm
noted Lone absolutely not!!!! impossibile!!!!!grazie

Kathryn M (108)
Monday June 16, 2014, 5:42 pm
No! If companies could or would self-regulate, the subject of regulation would not even arise!!!

B Lewenza (76)
Monday June 16, 2014, 7:34 pm
Noted No they can't be trusted at all to police themselves, there has to be much higher fines to the industry and higher penalties to the offenders. You can't tell me that the owner did not recognize a problem with these cattle and their injuries that something was going on.

Janis K (126)
Monday June 16, 2014, 8:50 pm
No - never trust big business to do anything, especially if it interferes with the bottom line!

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Monday June 16, 2014, 9:08 pm
Self regulation, be it police, corporate industries, etc., should not be policing itself.

"They can also lobby their MLAs to ensure those codes are enshrined in provincial animal-cruelty laws.
If we can get out the torches and pitchforks for every news report about an abused dog, it's not asking a lot for us to find out if the chicken we bought at the grocery store was treated humanely before we ate it."

There must be strict legislation that can be enforced, which means hiring more inspectors. Governments today are decreasing the number of inspectors, which means that it is easier for abuses to exist. Having video camera installed in all of these places would be desirable as well, by law.

Avoiding factory farms is the best thing to do, going to small organic farms where humane practices are upheld is a far better choice since meat, dairy, eggs will always be on the menu for many.

If animals are to be raised for food, then steps to ensure humane treatment must be enforced by law with severe penalties imposed in cases of cruelty.

Mitchell D (87)
Tuesday June 17, 2014, 11:12 am
Janis K., got it on the nose!
These companies rae interested in nothing but maximizing profits, regardless of the hurt it may cause to anyone, or anything else.

Nelson Baker (0)
Tuesday June 17, 2014, 6:27 pm
Noted. You cannot trust any corporation to police itself. When you give them that right you are only telling them to do as they please and no one will check on them.
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