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John Rossi

POSTED: Thursday, March 8, 2012, 6:30 AM
Filed Under: Environment | Ethics | Food | John Rossi
Sows spend much of their serial pregnancies in cramped gestation crates. (Humane Society of the United States)

Today’s post is by John Rossi, a guest blogger for The Public’s Health. Rossi, a veterinarian and bioethicist, is currently a post-doctoral fellow at Drexel University School of Public Health. This item is based on a presentation he delivered at an American Public Health Association meeting four months ago in Washington, D.C.

By John Rossi

When most of us think of farms and farming, we conjure a fairly idyllic scene: fresh air; lush pastures; quaint, rustic buildings; and happy, carefree animals. 

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