|This pile of dead pigs is sometimes used to illustrate factory farms.|
It actually is from a Mexican farm after a swine flu outbreak in 2009.
My basic notion is that most large scale industrialized farms are actually "family farms" too. Sometimes statistics are shown about how corporations control large sectors of agriculture, but these only refer to meat packing and not to real agriculture.
"Factory farm" has become a pejorative for anything bad about farming. Wikepedia says has a hard time defining the term too. They say that large scale corporate farms differ considerably around the world and by the type of animal raised.
I know people who have given up eating meat because of factory farms. It strikes me that so-called organic farms are not likely to be meaningfully different or better. There are probably better reasons to be vegetarian than factory farms.
So that is what I have to say about factory farms. If you have anything more interesting to say about it, leave a comment.
I bet no one does.