Free-Range Poultry & Eggs

“Free-range” evokes a positive image of chickens and turkeys living outdoors with plenty of fresh air, sunshine and open space to roam in.

“Cage-free” conveys a similar impression of hens living “free” as nature intended. What are the realities behind “free-range” and “cage-free” labels?

This article discusses the following issues:

  • “Free-Range” Birds Raised for Meat
  • “Free-Range” Hens Kept for Eggs
  • “Organic” and “Certified Humane” Eggs
  • “Cage-Free” Hens Kept for Eggs
  • “Free-Range,” “Cage-Free” and
  • “Organic” Hens are Slaughtered the Same as Birds Raised for Meat
  • “Egg-Type” Male Chicks are Trashed at Birth
  • “Free-Range” Poultry and Eggs: Different from Factory Farming?

Source

Also see What the Fast-Food Industry’s Shift to Cage-Free Eggs Really Means

Alternatives:

Follow Your Heart Vegan Egg

The Vegg

Tofurky Slow Roasted Chick’n

Beyond Meat Chicken

 

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