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[DEFEATED] Factory Farming Ban

Postby Greater Cesnica » Tue May 25, 2021 1:05 pm

As a note, while I've created and will be updating the thread, the submitting nation will be The Python.

Category: Environmental
Industry Affected: Agriculture

The General Assembly,

Noting that the factory farming of animals is a method often used in agricultural settings to increase efficiency and lower the cost of production,

Resolved that factory farming:
  • is almost universally considered cruel and inhumane, as it holds no regard for the welfare of animals, and also profits off of their abuse,
  • has significant, demonstrably negative environmental effects on wildlife and flora,
  • has been shown to increase the risk of infection and other health dangers to consumers,
  • fosters anti-competitive practices and the cartelization of the farming industry, and
  • often results in particularly egregious exploitation of laborers and the destruction of small-scale farming livelihoods,
Believing that any monetary cost savings that may be associated with factory farming do not outweigh the costs incurred by wildlife and flora, consumer health, the economy, and the inherent rights of farm animals as sentient beings,

Hereby:
  1. Defines for the purposes of this resolution:
    1. "farm animal" as a sentient animal raised in an agricultural environment to produce commodities where said commodity is produced directly by or from said animals, and
    2. "factory farming" as an industrialized system of producing commodities from farm animals characterized by one or more of the following aspects:
      1. keeping farm animals in unhygienic or crowded spaces where they are unable to exercise their full range of motion, including but not limited to all use of battery cages, except when strictly necessary for the health and/or welfare of said farm animals, or
      2. the routine use of antibiotics or growth hormones on farm animals in attempts to alter their physical characteristics and/or mitigate the consequences of keeping farm animals in unhygienic conditions; where such use is not intended to cure an illness,
  2. Bans all forms of factory farming, and
  3. Gives member-states a period of no more than two years to become fully compliant with this resolution.

Co-authored by Greater Cesnica.
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Postby Greater Cesnica » Tue May 25, 2021 1:06 pm

The General Assembly,

Noting that the factory farming of animals is a method often used in agricultural settings to increase efficiency and lower the cost of production,

Resolved that factory farming:
  • is cruel and inhumane, as it holds no regard for the welfare of animals, and also profits off of their abuse,
  • has significant, demonstrably negative effects on wildlife and flora,
  • has been shown to increase the risk of infection and other health dangers to human beings,
  • fosters anti-competitive practices and the cartelization of the farming industry, and
  • results in particularly egregious exploitation of laborers and the destruction of small-scale farming livelihoods,
Believing that any cost savings that may be associated with factory farming do not outweigh the costs incurred by wildlife and flora, human health, the economy, and the inherent dignity of farm animals,

Hereby:
  1. Defines:
    1. "farm animal" as a domesticated animal raised in an agriculture-oriented environment to produce commodities,
    2. "humane farming" as any method of farming that does not fall under the criterion for being considered "factory farming", and
    3. "factory farming" as an industrialized system of producing commodities from farm animals which is characterized by one or more of the following aspects:
      1. keeping farm animals in spaces where they are unable to exercise their full range of motion,
      2. neglect towards the health and welfare of farm animals, including but not limited to the force-feeding of farm animals,
      3. the routine use of antibiotics, growth hormones, or vaccines on farm animals in attempts to alter their physical characteristics and/or mitigate the consequences of keeping farm animals in crowded, unhygienic conditions,
      4. the use of genetic modification on farm animals to ensure the development and/or non-development of certain traits, or
      5. the implementation of restraints and/or barriers intended to prevent farm animals from expressing behavior typical to their species.
  2. Prohibits the practice of factory farming in any member state.
  3. Establishes the Committee for Animal Welfare in Farms (CAWF), which shall be tasked with:
    1. investigating borderline or clear violations of any provision within this resolution,
    2. the enforcement of the provisions contained within this resolution,
    3. creating additional guidelines for what constitutes factory farming and humane farming, pursuant to Article 1 of this resolution,
    4. educating farmers and the general public on proper standards of care and treatment for farm animals, and
    5. encouraging farmers and member states to adopt alternative forms of farming to "traditional" non-factory farming, including but not limited to free-range and cooperative farming.

Co-authored by Greater Cesnica
Draft created.
The General Assembly,

Noting that the factory farming of animals is a method often used in agricultural settings to increase efficiency and lower the cost of production,

Resolved that factory farming:
  • is cruel and inhumane, as it holds no regard for the welfare of animals, and also profits off of their abuse,
  • has significant, demonstrably negative effects on wildlife and flora,
  • has been shown to increase the risk of infection and other health dangers to human beings,
  • fosters anti-competitive practices and the cartelization of the farming industry, and
  • results in particularly egregious exploitation of laborers and the destruction of small-scale farming livelihoods,
Believing that any cost savings that may be associated with factory farming do not outweigh the costs incurred by wildlife and flora, human health, the economy, and the inherent dignity of farm animals,

Hereby:
  1. Defines:
    1. "farm animal" as a domesticated animal raised in an agriculture-oriented environment to produce commodities,
    2. "humane farming" as any method of farming that does not fall under the criterion for being considered "factory farming", and
    3. "factory farming" as an industrialized system of producing commodities from farm animals which is characterized by one or more of the following aspects:
      1. keeping farm animals in spaces where they are unable to exercise their full range of motion,
      2. neglect towards the health and welfare of farm animals, including but not limited to the force-feeding of farm animals,
      3. the routine use of antibiotics, growth hormones, or vaccines on farm animals in attempts to alter their physical characteristics and/or mitigate the consequences of keeping farm animals in crowded, unhygienic conditions, or
      4. the use of genetic modification on farm animals to ensure the development and/or non-development of certain traits.
  2. Prohibits the practice of factory farming in any member state.
  3. Establishes the Committee for Animal Welfare in Farms (CAWF), which shall be tasked with:
    1. investigating borderline or clear violations of any provision within this resolution,
    2. the enforcement of the provisions contained within this resolution,
    3. creating additional guidelines for what constitutes factory farming and humane farming, pursuant to Article 1 of this resolution,
    4. educating farmers and the general public on proper standards of care and treatment for farm animals, and
    5. encouraging farmers and member states to adopt alternative forms of farming to "traditional" non-factory farming, including but not limited to free-range and cooperative farming.

Co-authored by Greater Cesnica
Fence banning clause is gone.
The General Assembly,

Noting that the factory farming of animals is a method often used in agricultural settings to increase efficiency and lower the cost of production,

Resolved that factory farming:
  • is cruel and inhumane, as it holds no regard for the welfare of animals, and also profits off of their abuse,
  • has significant, demonstrably negative effects on wildlife and flora,
  • has been shown to increase the risk of infection and other health dangers to human beings,
  • fosters anti-competitive practices and the cartelization of the farming industry, and
  • results in particularly egregious exploitation of laborers and the destruction of small-scale farming livelihoods,
Believing that any cost savings that may be associated with factory farming do not outweigh the costs incurred by wildlife and flora, human health, the economy, and the inherent dignity of farm animals,

Hereby:
  1. Defines:
    1. "farm animal" as an animal raised in an agricultural environment to produce commodities where said commodity is produced directly by said animals, including but not limited to the production of food and clothing and
    2. "factory farming" as an industrialized system of producing commodities from farm animals which is characterized by one or more of the following aspects:
      1. keeping farm animals in spaces where they are unable to exercise their full range of motion,
      2. neglect towards the health and welfare of farm animals,
      3. the force-feeding of farm animals,
      4. the routine use of antibiotics, growth hormones, or vaccines on farm animals in attempts to alter their physical characteristics and/or mitigate the consequences of keeping farm animals in crowded, unhygienic conditions,
  2. Bans the practice of factory farming in any member state.
Committee gone, genetic modification provision gone, Article 1(a) clarified
The General Assembly,

Noting that the factory farming of animals is a method often used in agricultural settings to increase efficiency and lower the cost of production,

Resolved that factory farming:
  • is cruel and inhumane, as it holds no regard for the welfare of animals, and also profits off of their abuse,
  • has significant, demonstrably negative effects on wildlife and flora,
  • has been shown to increase the risk of infection and other health dangers to human beings,
  • fosters anti-competitive practices and the cartelization of the farming industry, and
  • results in particularly egregious exploitation of laborers and the destruction of small-scale farming livelihoods,
Believing that any cost savings that may be associated with factory farming do not outweigh the costs incurred by wildlife and flora, human health, the economy, and the inherent dignity of farm animals,

Hereby:
  1. Defines:
    1. "farm animal" as an animal raised in an agricultural environment to produce commodities where said commodity is produced directly by said animals, including but not limited to the production of food and clothing and
    2. "factory farming" as an industrialized system of producing commodities from farm animals which is characterized by one or more of the following aspects:
      1. keeping farm animals in spaces where they are unable to exercise their full range of motion,
      2. neglect towards the health and welfare of farm animals,
      3. the force-feeding of farm animals, and
      4. the routine use of antibiotics or growth hormones on farm animals in attempts to alter their physical characteristics and/or mitigate the consequences of keeping farm animals in crowded, unhygienic conditions.
  2. Bans the practice of factory farming in any member state.

Co-authored by Greater Cesnica.
Vaccines point gone
The General Assembly,

Noting that the factory farming of animals is a method often used in agricultural settings to increase efficiency and lower the cost of production,

Resolved that factory farming:
  • is almost universally considered cruel and inhumane, as it holds no regard for the welfare of animals, and also profits off of their abuse,
  • has significant, demonstrably negative environmental effects on wildlife and flora,
  • has been shown to increase the risk of infection and other health dangers to human beings,
  • fosters anti-competitive practices and the cartelization of the farming industry, and
  • often results in particularly egregious exploitation of laborers and the destruction of small-scale farming livelihoods,
Believing that any monetary cost savings that may be associated with factory farming do not outweigh the costs incurred by wildlife and flora, human health, the economy, and the inherent dignity and rights of farm animals as sentient beings,

Hereby:
  1. Defines for the purposes of this resolution:
    1. "farm animal" as an animal raised in an agricultural environment to produce commodities where said commodity is produced directly from said animals and
    2. "factory farming" as an industrialized system of producing commodities from farm animals which is characterized by one of more of the following aspects:
      1. keeping farm animals in spaces where they are unable to exercise their full range of motion,
      2. the force-feeding of farm animals,
      3. the routine use of antibiotics or growth hormones on farm animals in attempts to alter their physical characteristics and/or mitigate the consequences of keeping farm animals in crowded, unhygienic conditions, or
      4. abuse and/or neglect towards the health and welfare of farm animals, including but not limited to the infliction of pain or fear on farm animals for the purposes of maintaining their compliance or exacting a punishment against them, keeping farm animals confined in close proximity with numerous other farm animals for extended period of time, and the failure to regularly verify the healthiness of farm animals and provide care to them when necessary.
  2. Bans all forms of factory farming in any member state.

Co-authored by Greater Cesnica.
Neglect clause in 1(b) modified and expanded on
The General Assembly,

Noting that the factory farming of animals is a method often used in agricultural settings to increase efficiency and lower the cost of production,

Resolved that factory farming:
  • is almost universally considered cruel and inhumane, as it holds no regard for the welfare of animals, and also profits off of their abuse,
  • has significant, demonstrably negative environmental effects on wildlife and flora,
  • has been shown to increase the risk of infection and other health dangers to consumers,
  • fosters anti-competitive practices and the cartelization of the farming industry, and
  • often results in particularly egregious exploitation of laborers and the destruction of small-scale farming livelihoods,
Believing that any monetary cost savings that may be associated with factory farming do not outweigh the costs incurred by wildlife and flora, consumer health, the economy, and the inherent rights of farm animals as sentient beings,

Hereby:
  1. Defines for the purposes of this resolution:
    1. "farm animal" as an animal raised in an agricultural environment to produce commodities where said commodity is produced directly from said animals and
    2. "factory farming" as an industrialized system of producing commodities from farm animals which is characterized by one of more of the following aspects:
      1. keeping farm animals in spaces where they are unable to exercise their full range of motion,
      2. the force-feeding of farm animals,
      3. the routine use of antibiotics or growth hormones on farm animals in attempts to alter their physical characteristics and/or mitigate the consequences of keeping farm animals in crowded, unhygienic conditions, or
      4. abuse and/or neglect towards the health and welfare of farm animals, including but not limited to the infliction of pain or fear on farm animals for the purposes of maintaining their compliance or exacting a punishment against them, and the failure to regularly verify the healthiness of farm animals and provide care to them when necessary.
  2. Bans all forms of factory farming in any member state.

Co-authored by Greater Cesnica.
Nixed part about close confinement, as clause regarding confinement where range of motion is compromised makes it redundant.
The General Assembly,

Noting that the factory farming of animals is a method often used in agricultural settings to increase efficiency and lower the cost of production,

Resolved that factory farming:
  • is almost universally considered cruel and inhumane, as it holds no regard for the welfare of animals, and also profits off of their abuse,
  • has significant, demonstrably negative environmental effects on wildlife and flora,
  • has been shown to increase the risk of infection and other health dangers to consumers,
  • fosters anti-competitive practices and the cartelization of the farming industry, and
  • often results in particularly egregious exploitation of laborers and the destruction of small-scale farming livelihoods,
Believing that any monetary cost savings that may be associated with factory farming do not outweigh the costs incurred by wildlife and flora, consumer health, the economy, and the inherent rights of farm animals as sentient beings,

Hereby:
  1. Defines for the purposes of this resolution:
    1. "farm animal" as an animal raised in an agricultural environment to produce commodities where said commodity is produced directly from said animals and
    2. "factory farming" as an industrialized system of producing commodities from farm animals which is characterized by one of more of the following aspects:
      1. keeping farm animals in spaces where they are unable to exercise their full range of motion,
      2. the force-feeding of farm animals against their will,
      3. solitary confinement of farm animals,
      4. the routine use of antibiotics or growth hormones on farm animals in attempts to alter their physical characteristics and/or mitigate the consequences of keeping farm animals in crowded, unhygienic conditions, or
      5. abuse and/or neglect towards the health and welfare of farm animals, including but not limited to the infliction of pain or fear on farm animals for the purposes of maintaining their compliance or exacting a punishment against them, and the failure to regularly verify the healthiness of farm animals and provide care to them when necessary.
  2. Bans all forms of factory farming in any member state.

Co-authored by Greater Cesnica.
Prohibited solitary confinement
The General Assembly,

Noting that the factory farming of animals is a method often used in agricultural settings to increase efficiency and lower the cost of production,

Resolved that factory farming:
  • is almost universally considered cruel and inhumane, as it holds no regard for the welfare of animals, and also profits off of their abuse,
  • has significant, demonstrably negative environmental effects on wildlife and flora,
  • has been shown to increase the risk of infection and other health dangers to consumers,
  • fosters anti-competitive practices and the cartelization of the farming industry, and
  • often results in particularly egregious exploitation of laborers and the destruction of small-scale farming livelihoods,
Believing that any monetary cost savings that may be associated with factory farming do not outweigh the costs incurred by wildlife and flora, consumer health, the economy, and the inherent rights of farm animals as sentient beings,

Hereby:
  1. Defines for the purposes of this resolution:
    1. "farm animal" as a sentient animal raised in an agricultural environment to produce commodities where said commodity is produced directly from said animals and
    2. "factory farming" as an industrialized system of producing commodities from farm animals which are characterized by one or more of the following aspects:
      1. keeping farm animals in spaces where they are unable to exercise their full range of motion,
      2. the force-feeding of farm animals,
      3. solitary confinement of farm animals where such is not necessary for the welfare of said farm animals,
      4. the routine use of antibiotics or growth hormones on farm animals in attempts to alter their physical characteristics and/or mitigate the consequences of keeping farm animals in crowded, unhygienic conditions, or
      5. abuse and/or neglect towards the health and welfare of farm animals, including but not limited to the infliction of pain or fear on farm animals for the purposes of maintaining their compliance or exacting punishment against them, and the failure to regularly verify the healthiness of farm animals and provide care to them when necessary.
  2. Bans all forms of factory farming in any member state.

Co-authored by Greater Cesnica.
Clarified that non-sentient animals like oysters etc are not protected and legalized solitary confinement when strictly necessary.
The General Assembly,

Noting that the factory farming of animals is a method often used in agricultural settings to increase efficiency and lower the cost of production,

Resolved that factory farming:
  • is almost universally considered cruel and inhumane, as it holds no regard for the welfare of animals, and also profits off of their abuse,
  • has significant, demonstrably negative environmental effects on wildlife and flora,
  • has been shown to increase the risk of infection and other health dangers to consumers,
  • fosters anti-competitive practices and the cartelization of the farming industry, and
  • often results in particularly egregious exploitation of laborers and the destruction of small-scale farming livelihoods,
Believing that any monetary cost savings that may be associated with factory farming do not outweigh the costs incurred by wildlife and flora, consumer health, the economy, and the inherent rights of farm animals as sentient beings,

Hereby:
  1. Defines for the purposes of this resolution:
    1. "farm animal" as a sentient animal raised in an agricultural environment to produce commodities where said commodity is produced directly from said animals and
    2. "factory farming" as an industrialized system of producing commodities from farm animals which are characterized by one or more of the following aspects:
      1. keeping farm animals in spaces where they are unable to exercise their full range of motion,
      2. the force-feeding of farm animals where such is not necessary for the health or welfare of said farm animals,
      3. solitary confinement of farm animals where such is not necessary for the health or welfare of said farm animals,
      4. the routine use of antibiotics or growth hormones on farm animals in attempts to alter their physical characteristics and/or mitigate the consequences of keeping farm animals in crowded, unhygienic conditions, or
      5. abuse and/or neglect towards the health and welfare of farm animals, including but not limited to the infliction of pain or fear on farm animals for the purposes of maintaining their compliance or exacting punishment against them, and the failure to regularly verify the healthiness of farm animals and provide care to them when necessary.
  2. Bans all forms of factory farming in member states.

Co-authored by Greater Cesnica.
Force-feeding is allowed when it is strictly necessary.
The General Assembly,

Noting that the factory farming of animals is a method often used in agricultural settings to increase efficiency and lower the cost of production,

Resolved that factory farming:
  • is almost universally considered cruel and inhumane, as it holds no regard for the welfare of animals, and also profits off of their abuse,
  • has significant, demonstrably negative environmental effects on wildlife and flora,
  • has been shown to increase the risk of infection and other health dangers to consumers,
  • fosters anti-competitive practices and the cartelization of the farming industry, and
  • often results in particularly egregious exploitation of laborers and the destruction of small-scale farming livelihoods,
Believing that any monetary cost savings that may be associated with factory farming do not outweigh the costs incurred by wildlife and flora, consumer health, the economy, and the inherent rights of farm animals as sentient beings,

Hereby:
  1. Defines for the purposes of this resolution:
    1. "farm animal" as a sentient animal raised in an agricultural environment to produce commodities where said commodity is produced directly from said animals and
    2. "factory farming" as an industrialized system of producing commodities from farm animals which are characterized by one or more of the following aspects:
      1. keeping farm animals in spaces where they are unable to exercise their full range of motion except when necessary for the wellbeing of the animal,
      2. the force-feeding of farm animals where such is not necessary for the health or welfare of said farm animals,
      3. solitary confinement of farm animals where such is not necessary for the health or welfare of said farm animals,
      4. the routine use of antibiotics or growth hormones on farm animals in attempts to alter their physical characteristics and/or mitigate the consequences of keeping farm animals in crowded, unhygienic conditions; where such use is not intended to cure an illness, or
      5. abuse and/or neglect towards the health and welfare of farm animals, including but not limited to: the infliction of pain or fear on farm animals for the purposes of maintaining their compliance and/or exacting punishment against them and the failure to regularly verify the healthiness of farm animals and/or provide care to them when necessary.
  2. Bans all forms of factory farming in member states.

Co-authored by Greater Cesnica.
Preliminary changes pending possible rewrite.
The General Assembly,

Noting that the factory farming of animals is a method often used in agricultural settings to increase efficiency and lower the cost of production,

Resolved that factory farming:
  • is almost universally considered cruel and inhumane, as it holds no regard for the welfare of animals, and also profits off of their abuse,
  • has significant, demonstrably negative environmental effects on wildlife and flora,
  • has been shown to increase the risk of infection and other health dangers to consumers,
  • fosters anti-competitive practices and the cartelization of the farming industry, and
  • often results in particularly egregious exploitation of laborers and the destruction of small-scale farming livelihoods,
Believing that any monetary cost savings that may be associated with factory farming do not outweigh the costs incurred by wildlife and flora, consumer health, the economy, and the inherent rights of farm animals as sentient beings,

Hereby:
  1. Defines for the purposes of this resolution:
    1. "farm animal" as a sentient animal raised in an agricultural environment to produce commodities where said commodity is produced directly from said animals and
    2. "factory farming" as an industrialized system of producing commodities from farm animals characterized by one or more of the following aspects:
      1. keeping farm animals in solitary confinement or unhygienic, crowded spaces where they are unable to exercise their full range of motion except when strictly necessary for the health and/or welfare of said farm animals,
      2. the force-feeding of farm animals where such is not necessary for the health or welfare of said farm animals,
      3. the unnecessary infliction of pain and/or distress on farm animals,
      4. the routine use of antibiotics or growth hormones on farm animals in attempts to alter their physical characteristics and/or mitigate the consequences of keeping farm animals in unhygienic conditions; where such use is not intended to cure an illness, or
      5. neglect towards basic hygiene, including but not limited to the failure to regularly verify the health of farm animals and provide care to them when necessary.
  2. Bans all forms of factory farming in member states.

Co-authored by Greater Cesnica.
More fixes.
The General Assembly,

Noting that the factory farming of animals is a method often used in agricultural settings to increase efficiency and lower the cost of production,

Resolved that factory farming:
  • is almost universally considered cruel and inhumane, as it holds no regard for the welfare of animals, and also profits off of their abuse,
  • has significant, demonstrably negative environmental effects on wildlife and flora,
  • has been shown to increase the risk of infection and other health dangers to consumers,
  • fosters anti-competitive practices and the cartelization of the farming industry, and
  • often results in particularly egregious exploitation of laborers and the destruction of small-scale farming livelihoods,
Believing that any monetary cost savings that may be associated with factory farming do not outweigh the costs incurred by wildlife and flora, consumer health, the economy, and the inherent rights of farm animals as sentient beings,

Hereby:
  1. Defines for the purposes of this resolution:
    1. "farm animal" as a sentient animal raised in an agricultural environment to produce commodities where said commodity is produced directly by or from said animals,
    2. ”force-feeding” as a procedure where a farm animal is mechanically forced to ingest food, even if it is against the animal’s will and
    3. "factory farming" as an industrialized system of producing commodities from farm animals characterized by one or more of the following aspects:
      1. keeping farm animals in unhygienic or crowded spaces where they are unable to exercise their full range of motion, including but not limited to all use of battery cages, except when strictly necessary for the health and/or welfare of said farm animals,
      2. the force-feeding of farm animals where such is not necessary for the health or welfare of said farm animals,
      3. the routine use of antibiotics or growth hormones on farm animals in attempts to alter their physical characteristics and/or mitigate the consequences of keeping farm animals in unhygienic conditions; where such use is not intended to cure an illness,
  2. Bans all forms of factory farming in member states.

Co-authored by Greater Cesnica.
and more!
The General Assembly,

Noting that the factory farming of animals is a method often used in agricultural settings to increase efficiency and lower the cost of production,

Resolved that factory farming:
  • is almost universally considered cruel and inhumane, as it holds no regard for the welfare of animals, and also profits off of their abuse,
  • has significant, demonstrably negative environmental effects on wildlife and flora,
  • has been shown to increase the risk of infection and other health dangers to consumers,
  • fosters anti-competitive practices and the cartelization of the farming industry, and
  • often results in particularly egregious exploitation of laborers and the destruction of small-scale farming livelihoods,
Believing that any monetary cost savings that may be associated with factory farming do not outweigh the costs incurred by wildlife and flora, consumer health, the economy, and the inherent rights of farm animals as sentient beings,

Hereby:
  1. Defines for the purposes of this resolution:
    1. "farm animal" as a sentient animal raised in an agricultural environment to produce commodities where said commodity is produced directly by or from said animals,
    2. ”force feeding” as a procedure where a farm animal is mechanically forced to ingest food, even if it is against the animal’s will and
    3. "factory farming" as an industrialized system of producing commodities from farm animals characterized by one or more of the following aspects:
      1. keeping farm animals in unhygienic or crowded spaces where they are unable to exercise their full range of motion, including but not limited to all use of battery cages, except when strictly necessary for the health and/or welfare of said farm animals,
      2. the force feeding of farm animals where such is not necessary for the health or welfare of said farm animals, or
      3. the routine use of antibiotics or growth hormones on farm animals in attempts to alter their physical characteristics and/or mitigate the consequences of keeping farm animals in unhygienic conditions; where such use is not intended to cure an illness,
  2. Mandates that all member states that currently practise any form of factory farming transition factory farming out of use within no more than two years.

Co-authored by Greater Cesnica.
Added transition provision and other stuff.
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Postby Astrobolt » Tue May 25, 2021 1:18 pm

OOC: What's the justification for banning genetic modification?
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Postby Ardiveds » Tue May 25, 2021 1:25 pm

Delegate Jim stands up looking furious "we ain't gonna ban genetic modification just cause some ignortant hippy wants his/her stuff 'all natural' goddammit!"
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Postby Greater Cesnica » Tue May 25, 2021 1:30 pm

OOC: I will rectify and address further concerns when I'm not busy IRL. Gimme a bit.

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Postby Bananaistan » Tue May 25, 2021 1:37 pm

"Genetic modification has been practiced since humanity came down from the trees.

"The definition, section 1a, what is an agriculture-oriented environment?

"The committee is too much, any half decent state will already have food and agriculture regulatory authorities which could deal with all this. Also 3c is suspiciously like a mandate to create secondary legislation. We don't tend to like that around here."
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Postby The Python » Tue May 25, 2021 2:00 pm

Astrobolt wrote:OOC: What's the justification for banning genetic modification?

I suggested to Cesnica getting rid of it, but let's see what happens.
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Postby Jedinsto » Tue May 25, 2021 3:17 pm

Yeaaah not too sure about b. iv. That will probably be the biggest argument against. Remove that and you have my full support.
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Postby Greater Cesnica » Tue May 25, 2021 5:52 pm

Jedinsto wrote:Yeaaah not too sure about b. iv. That will probably be the biggest argument against. Remove that and you have my full support.

"Ambassador, the consistent usage of such drugs has been linked to increased cancer risks in humans, and are known to foster the growth and prevalence of highly resistant bacterial infections."

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Postby Tinhampton » Tue May 25, 2021 5:55 pm

Delegate-Ambassador Smith: Everything is "possibly carcinogenic." Deal with it.

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Postby Outer Sparta » Tue May 25, 2021 5:57 pm

Greater Cesnica wrote:
Jedinsto wrote:Yeaaah not too sure about b. iv. That will probably be the biggest argument against. Remove that and you have my full support.

"Ambassador, the consistent usage of such drugs has been linked to increased cancer risks in humans, and are known to foster the growth and prevalence of highly resistant bacterial infections."

Ambassador Tav: We agree with the delegation of Greater Cesnica about the concerns of excessive antibiotic and hormone usage given towards livestock crammed in factory farming conditions and that they should keep that clause. One question: what's the excessive use of vaccines refer to in practice?
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Postby Jedinsto » Tue May 25, 2021 5:59 pm

OOC: Took me a sec to realize this stuff was covering after birth. Maybe add a clarification?
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Postby Greater Cesnica » Tue May 25, 2021 6:01 pm

Outer Sparta wrote:
Greater Cesnica wrote:"Ambassador, the consistent usage of such drugs has been linked to increased cancer risks in humans, and are known to foster the growth and prevalence of highly resistant bacterial infections."

Ambassador Tav: We agree with the delegation of Greater Cesnica about the concerns of excessive antibiotic and hormone usage given towards livestock crammed in factory farming conditions and that they should keep that clause. One question: what's the excessive use of vaccines refer to in practice?

"After additional review, I have elected to remove the point regarding vaccines."

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Postby Greater Cesnica » Tue May 25, 2021 9:13 pm

OOC: I have clarified the neglect and abuse clause from Article 1(b) and expanded on it.

Also, name changed for draft.
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Postby Separatist Peoples » Wed May 26, 2021 4:14 am

"Opposed due to the last clause of the preamble."

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Postby Greater Cesnica » Wed May 26, 2021 4:28 am

"Ambassador, could you elaborate as to what specifically within that clause your delegation has a disagreement with?"

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Postby Separatist Peoples » Wed May 26, 2021 3:32 pm

Greater Cesnica wrote:"Ambassador, could you elaborate as to what specifically within that clause your delegation has a disagreement with?"

"Farm animals have no inherent dignity."

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Postby Greater Cesnica » Wed May 26, 2021 4:54 pm

Separatist Peoples wrote:
Greater Cesnica wrote:"Ambassador, could you elaborate as to what specifically within that clause your delegation has a disagreement with?"

"Farm animals have no inherent dignity."

"With all due respect, we have an untenable disagreement on that point."

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Postby The Python » Wed May 26, 2021 5:06 pm

Separatist Peoples wrote:
Greater Cesnica wrote:"Ambassador, could you elaborate as to what specifically within that clause your delegation has a disagreement with?"

"Farm animals have no inherent dignity."

All sentient beings have right to dignity etc including farm animals.
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Postby Bananaistan » Wed May 26, 2021 5:19 pm

“What dignity is there in being farmed? Separated from their mothers at birth, raised and fattened to go onto someone’s plate or to pump out babies for the entirety of their short lives. Literally no agency.”
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Postby Jedinsto » Wed May 26, 2021 5:20 pm

OOC: Yea I don't know about "dignity..." the rest of that clause looks fine to me though.
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Postby Ardiveds » Wed May 26, 2021 6:36 pm

“Ambassador, wouldn’t 1.b.iv ban the use of sheep dogs or any other methods to corral farm animals? From our understanding, that is basically inflicting fear to gain compliance.”
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