Often, companies that use factory farms will stage photo shoots of happy animals and green pastures, to trick consumers into thinking the animals have lived a good life prior to ending up on our plates. You see labels like on packaging all the time, but what do they really mean? The terms below aren't defined by law or externally verified, which means they don't mean much when it comes to animal welfare.
“Natural” • “Happy” • “Pasture-raised” • “Humane/Humanely-raised” • “No Antibiotics” •“Free Range” • “Cage Free” • “Sustainably harvested” •“Responsibly farmed”
These labels still allow for cruel practices and animal suffering like: long-term confinement, little to no hygiene, little to no medical care, electric prods, intensive breeding, no outdoor access, slicing or burning off parts of birds' beaks, immobilizing gestation crates, castrating with no pain relief, cutting or burning off horns and skin with no pain relief, cutting off tails with no pain relief, and more.