Animal welfare is central to organic standards. Recent decades have seen a major shift in the way we farm our livestock and produce our meat. Storybook farms have been replaced with battery hens and feed lot cattle. Pigs are intensively farmed by being kept in concrete pens barely big enough for them to stand in. Many of these husbandry practices have bought about major concern in consumers as well as business owners who care about the welfare of the animal.
Certified organic ensures that any animals involved in food production have been handled under stringent regulations. This gives the consumer immediate affirmation that the welfare of the animal is being addressed in a sustainable and caring manner, as well as addressing the issues of food safety, integrity, nutrition, sustainability, and environment protection.
Lots of outdoor space and fresh air for the animal;
No factory farming;
Encouragement of normal animal behaviour;
No routine use of drugs and vaccines (unless absolutely necessary);
No genetically modified feed or growth hormones;
Surgical interventions such as dehorning are covered by specific rules with regards to a minimum of suffering to the animal;
Minimised stress for the animal during transport and slaughter.
Here are 6 great places we recommend you get your cruelty free products from:
World Animal Protection exists for one simple reason - animals around the world desperately need our help.
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