"Caged hens are a sad reality of modern-day farming. In fact, I don't think it can even be referred to as "farming" as we understand it, because everything about it is horrendous. Who on earth dreamed the idea up?"
Jamie at Home: Cook Your Way to the Good Life
"We believe animals should not be reared in factory farms."
—Compassion in World Farming
"Animals can communicate quite well. And they do. And generally speaking, they are ignored."
"Factory farming is the single biggest cause of animal cruelty."
“95 percent of the animals slaughtered each year do not receive protection under the federal Humane Methods of Slaughter Act. And, while each state has its own animal cruelty code, most states exempt common farming practices, no matter how abusive.”
—The Humane Society of the United States
"Many good reasons exist to moderate our eating habits to semivegetarian practice. These reasons should count with all of us, and we must decide for ourselves what sort of balance is possible in our own lives."
—Kathryn Paxton George, Professor of Philosophy