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they are clearly relying on their farming for living, I get that, but do they really not see it? Or is there an element of scare mongering out there making the whole farming seem worse then it is?

put this in the aussie section, as I am interested in how it is here
 

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I'd say it's mostly crap that they are treating them "well".

I think they get treated in conjunction with industry Code of Practice standards which are supervised by the RSPCA (and that organisation does check on that), but those standards are set up to serve the interests of the industry and not the animal. Farmers say it's scaremongering and it's not like conditions are in the US rah, rah, rah, but the only real difference is that we have a lot of farms where our beef cattle and sheep are allowed to roam free and graze, but the rest of the treatment is more or less the same. We still do degrading things to them like artificially inseminate cows, keep pigs in tiny stalls etc and chickens in cramped, dark conditions.

Since there is so much info on the net thesedays about how the animals are treated, farmers shouldn't be able to go on living in denial about this but they still get away with it because people let them. They don't want to know.
 

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do you have any links that show how our 'freerange' chickens are really looked after?

And do you know if our pigs are treated any better then in the US?
 

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I'm not sure how to answer this, I haven't seen the 'small' farms all over. My friends partner is a cattle farmer and they treat the animals well. I know their chickens are in a huge shed at night, because they have a lot of foxes, snakes, eagles etc. I do not want to base one farm on another if that makes sense.
 

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yeah, I am sure some farms are better then others... we are actually going on a farmstay next week, so will be interesting how they do things, this one is a big dairy
 

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yeah, I am sure some farms are better then others... we are actually going on a farmstay next week, so will be interesting how they do things, this one is a big dairy
I'm interested in how it goes
 

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do you have any links that show how our 'freerange' chickens are really looked after?
http://www.chicken.org.au/page.php?id=6
http://www.freerangeeggs.net.au/Whic...ange-eggs.html

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And do you know if our pigs are treated any better then in the US?
Our pigs are treated in exactly the same shameful way.

http://www.voiceless.org.au/The_Issu...eets/Pigs.html
http://www.voiceless.org.au/The_Issu...ry_Report.html
http://www.animalsaustralia.org/feat...dden-truth.php
http://www.unleashed.org.au/videos/
 
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