Using free-range, cage-free, organic, grass-fed, local or “humanely raised” animal products may seem like a better option. But these terms have been developed by marketing professionals to put a positive spin on an industry whose primary purpose is unethical, regardless of the scale or specific practices of “production.”
Not only are the terms themselves highly misleading, they are irrelevant to the fundamental issue of the right of sentient beings not to be exploited. No matter the relative ’quality of life‘ an animal is given while in captivity, they are still unnecessarily imprisoned, terrified, harmed and ultimately killed.
(Shared with kind permission of Angel Flinn)