OC Comment: This is what happens when welfare supersedes abolition – the replacement of “very cruel” with “less-cruel-but-still-highly-cruel”. People believe the animals are well-cared for and, rather than adopting a vegan diet to save animals, they inaccurately believe that well-cared-for animals are okay to be consumed. Welfarism is not the solution: it perpetrates cruelty and saves no animals. Even cage-free claims are grossly overstated. Animals in these environments are impossibly crammed together and have no room to move; it is just as cruel, but the welfarists, again, rather than embracing a vegan lifestyle to save animals, instead believe that the “cage-free” animals have a cared-for existence and choose to continue committing a cruel diet. Simply, however, despite the cruel conditions animals endure prior to death, they are still SLAUGHTERED. Killing can never be humane regardless of definition, spin, or label.
On 1st January 2012 battery cages…
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