10% Wool, by Jeff Corriveau
The latest comic from 10% Wool pretty much sums up the whole “free range” myth.
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Yup. Companies love to put labels like “organic,” “free range” or “humane” on their products—because they know people who care about animals will rest easily picturing happy cows and free chickens—and never try to find out the truth behind those mostly meaningless labels.
Reality, of course, is much different. On organic and free-range farms, most animals are mutilated without the use of painkillers, kept in filthy, disease-ridden sheds, and finally forced to endure a long trip to the slaughterhouse without food or water. There are no humane slaughterhouses—in fact, free-range and organic animals are often sent to the same slaughterhouses that kill animals from factory farms.
Care about animals? Don’t eat meat, eggs or dairy. It’s that simple!
P.S. Confused about “cage-free“? Let me clear it up. “Cage-free” means that chickens have access to sunlight and open space … get it? Access. This means most “cage-free” animals spend their lives in windowless sheds. When birds are given outdoor access, it’s usually for very short periods of time, and the outdoor area often just consists of a hole cut in the shed wall leading to a small, muddy enclosure. Freedom? Nope. Go vegan.