10% Wool, by Jeff Corriveau

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Posted April 23, 2010 by Rachelle Owen

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!

Stay loud!
-Rachel



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.

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  • Profile photo of okamithevegetarian

    136 days ago

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    i eat eggs but only eggs from my pet chickens that are soooo cute so i am an ovo vegetarian

  • 1461 days ago

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    I DO NOT EAT UNBORN CHICKENS VIA EGGS …..OR CHICKENS OR ANY ANIMAL….I AM A VEGETARIAN SINCE THE 1970’S ….
    I WILL NOT CAUSE PAIN ANY SUFFERING TO ANY ANIMAL….I THINK ITS ROTTEN DISGUSTING AND INHUMANE…..

  • 1660 days ago

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    Madeline, are you here? To prove to your mother, click on the links in the article and you will find http://www.peta2.com/TAKECHARGE/t_factsheet_labels.asp?c=11 on it and tell her to look up the articles on which these observation were based.

  • 1693 days ago

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    I keep trying to explain to my mom that ‘free range’ is not good enough! She says i have no proof so i showed her this… now she says you have no proof and are a group of extremist hippies. How do I live here??? so if you could help with some sources, that would be great!

  • 1829 days ago

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    I totally agree with this, and I hate it how most brands put free range and humane on their packaging, when their practices are far from their statements.
    It breaks my heart when i think of all of those poor animals and how the all this is actually legal.
    It is disgraceful
    And one of the reasons why i am venturing out and moving on from being a vegetarian to vegan.
    thanks for posting this and making the situation aware for other animal lovers like me.

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