organic is kinder to animals
Animal welfare is an important part of organic farming.
All farm animals in organic systems must live as naturally as possible. This means no battery cages, sow crates and standing-room only pens for cattle, or any other forms of close confinement for animals that stop them from moving freely and eating the foods that come naturally to them: grass and other plants for cattle (not corn or other seeds), a mixed diet for pigs and poultry.
Free-range standards for certified organic farms in New Zealand are higher than for any other free range programmes. Unlike those programmes, they are regularly monitored and enforced as part of the organic auditing process, so an organic free range claim can always be trusted.
Organic farming standards also prohibit the use of other cruel practices, such as aborting calves to bring cows into milk. Animal health achieved by natural means – good diet; clean air, food and water; natural exercise; etc. - is paramount.
You can have confidence that organic farmers are committed to farming in ways that are kinder to animals.
Want proof? Follow the link to read the research: Make my meals cruelty-free.