Cows on organic dairy farms are still forcibly impregnated, and have their babies taken from them.
The United Egg Producers only require farms to have 1-1.5 square feet per hen in cage-free facilities.
The Truth Behind Humane Labels
What Can We Do?
Because 99% of animals raised for food in the United States come from animals raised conventionally or by deceptive marketing labels, it’s likely that any animal purchased from a grocery store or restaurant suffered to end up on our plates. The rise of “humane” labels goes to show that producers are recognizing consumers’ concern for the well-being of animals raised for food. However, these deceptive labels do not offer healthier, more humane options.
A great way to reduce farmed animal suffering is by transitioning to a vegan or plant-based diet. Eating a vegan diet can also improve your health, cut your carbon footprint, and decrease impact on workers. Check out our guide to plant-based eating, and then try out a vegan version of your favorite meal or find vegan options at your favorite restaurant and see how delicious it can be!