By Hope Bohanec, Projects Manager of United Poultry Concerns and author of
The Ultimate Betrayal: Is There Happy Meat?
The Emergence of the
Factory Farming “Alternative”
For most of my adult life, I have been engaging in conversations about animals raised and killed for their meat, milk and eggs. These conversations
haven’t changed much over the last 25 years. I get the same, tired questions about protein and desert islands and plants feeling pain. But recently,
something has shifted. In the last few years, people have started to say things like, “Oh, but I buy free-range eggs!” or “My meat
isn’t from a factory farm, my meat is local.” It’s almost as if all concern about the treatment of animals has been pacified by these new
and improved “alternative” animal products.
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