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Are "free-range” and “organic” eggs as ethical as they seem?

When you’re out shopping for eggs or chicken, do you make a point of looking for “free-range” on the label? Many people are willing to pay extra for free-range eggs because they believe it means the animal has a better life. You might picture chickens frolicking in an open, grassy field, pecking around and enjoying the fresh air. Unfortunately, the reality for many free-range chickens is far different.  The U.S. Humane Society reports that the free-range regulations do not specify how much outdoor access has to be provided to the chickens, nor how often they must go outside. It also does not set standards for the quality of the outdoor land offered to them, nor does it dictate stocking density.  Read more...

 

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