Although many social network user norms are violated by click farm services, there are no official restrictions that make them unlawful. However, service providers who engage in click farming may be subject to legal action from social network users.
The law is quite clear on what is and isn't illegal—you can sell seeds, but you can't give advise on how to grow them, and you have to refuse to sell them if you fear a buyer is going to breach the law. It's also an offence to possess seeds with intent to sell or supply them in circumstances where this would be against the law.
It's your job as a seller to know what the law says about your products. If you don't, you could find yourself in trouble when there's a police raid. Even if you're not worried about getting caught, it's still important that you do your research before selling seeds. You don't want to be surprised by a charge of trafficking when you need to be looking after other customers and staff.
If you're unsure about anything, check with your local police station or talk to others who may have sold seeds before you. Only sell items that are allowed to be sold.
Twitter is used by around 9% of all farmers, with half using it for commercial purposes. Facebook is the most popular social media network among farmers in the United States, followed by Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram, Flickr, and Periscope. About 9% use Facebook for agricultural business purposes, while 21% of those aged 35 and under do. YouTube is also used by some farmers.
In Australia, China, India, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, South Africa, and the United Kingdom, social media are used extensively by farmers to communicate information about their businesses and receive feedback from customers.
In addition to these countries, Mexico has been reported as having a large number of farmers using social media.
Almost all U.S. farmers (95%) have access to the internet, with almost half (48%) using it daily. Most frequent users are younger farmers who live on farms full time. They tend to use the internet for communication with other farmers, finding new customers, and learning new techniques.
In addition to young farmers, others using the internet include those who are more established but not yet able to take advantage of newer technology, such as telephones or email, and farmers who use the internet because it is convenient when they need to make a purchase or look up information about products they sell.
Nearly all farmers (97%) in Australia have access to the internet, with almost half (47%) using it daily.
There are no federal laws that safeguard animals on industrial farms. Two federal rules, however, are intended to safeguard factory-farmed animals, but only in the context of transit and slaughter. Both statutes exempt poultry, while the Humane Methods of Livestock Slaughter Act exempts religious slaughtering procedures such as Kosher or Halal. The Animal Welfare Act of 1966 requires that animals be given adequate food and water, and not confined in a manner that is harmful to their health. The law also prohibits animal abuse, including tail docking for cosmetic purposes.
In addition to these laws, several states have passed their own legislation to protect farm animals. These state laws vary from strict regulations on the maximum number of hours an animal can be kept in confinement (48 hours per day in some jurisdictions) to requiring cages for animals used in entertainment events.
Animals raised for meat usually live on commercial farms where they are treated like commodities - typically bred in mass production systems of high density housing and fed industrially produced diets full of processed foods containing a low level of nutrients and high levels of antibiotics when they get sick. They are harvested when they reach market weight, often at just over one year old, and shipped off to slaughterhouses where they are killed either by being shot with guns or by having their necks broken.
The majority of animals slaughtered for food are now raised on large industrialized farms, rather than small family operations.