From the story:
"Ed Wengryn from the New Jersey Farm Bureau, which represents about 7,000 farmers, said the rules work and protect farm animals by setting standards for feeding and housing.
Wengryn said the practices cited in the lawsuit are not widespread. For example, the majority of dairy farmers don't cut the tails off cows and those that do must be supervised by a veterinarian. And forced molting extends the chickens' lives by another year."
It's nice to know they really are concerned about the animals. As if.