Germany is home to 83 million people. But that isn’t the country’s total population: It’s also home to about 27 million pigs, 12.6 million cattle, and nearly 40 million egg-producing hens. Their lives are very hard. Many of these animals live their lives densely crammed together in industrial-scale agri-production facilities, under conditions that cause chronic distress to the animals – and would likely cause distress to many a meat- and egg-eater if they knew more about how factory-farmed food animals live out their lives. “I think the majority of citizens in this country are in agreement with me that the current developments in mainstream agricultural practices aren’t pointing in the direction … read more

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