Vote Recommendation: Against
This proposal seeks to define and eliminate various practices that amount to what the authors deem "factory farming". To do this, the authors first point out various ethical, economic, and scientific arguments around the abolition of the practice before defining what constitutes factory farming and then summarily banning the practice. The banning of factory farming as a practice is given a draw-down date after which the practice will be banned in WA member states.
While the ethical arguments surrounding the practice of factory farming are not only clear, but incontrovertible, this resolution's resolution of this moral dilemma makes anything but a clear case for its abolition. By limiting the possible latitude for industrial farming operations to make efficient use of space (while we will note that truly egregious cases do exist and a compact on farm animal welfare would be appreciated), this resolution fails to recognize the new sheer scale of farm operations under the title of this law if passed. Additionally, by including a safe harbor date by which states must be compliant with the law, this law does not accomplish its goal with any immediacy, suggesting that the only urgency lies in the moral high ground here-not in materially improving animal welfare.
For the above reasons, the Ministry of World Assembly Affairs recommends a vote Against the General Assembly Resolution at vote, "Factory Farming Ban".
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