This is what farms should really look like.
People don’t know that eggs are classified into several categories. If you don’t know the difference between a cage-free eggs and free-range eggs, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Lucky for us, the Wall Street Journal made a breakdown:
Caged: Chickens are forced into small cages. They cannot move and are treated as machines.
Cage-free: The chickens are uncaged and able to freely roam a barn or other facility, but they generally don’t have access to the outdoors.
Free-range: Indicates the hens are cage-free and have some access to the outdoors.
In this video we can see how happy and healthy free-range chickens are. From my point of view (and I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one) this is normal:
Dan Wood runs the Blackacre Farm in Somerset, UK, told Mirror:
“The term ‘free range’ has lost all meaning. It refers to everything from a multi-tier unit to hens in a back garden.
“Consumers have a right to know where food comes from, so our No Multi-Tier Here campaign sets out to ensure everyone is able to make an informed decision.
“As prices have been driven down, many free range farmers embraced multi-tier systems to keep up with consumer demand – and in the process reducing feed consumption and increasing flock numbers. There is a place for multi-tier.
“How else can shops offer free range eggs for 79p for six? We just want to highlight what is happening.”
Now, take a look at this caged chickens… (Warning: The following video contains graphic content.)
The difference is so big that any comment is simply pointless…