The Onion telling it like it is. Please read the piece here: “We Raise All Our Beef Humanely On Open Pasture & Then We Hang Them Upside Down And Slash Their Throats”
There’s no such thing as “humane” use / non-abusive use, and even if there were, it would still be unjust. Please go vegan. It’s not a sacrifice. It’s much easier than you think. Not vegan? Please start here http://www.VeganKit.com/
For further information please read this post “What is wrong with vegetarianism?”
Here is an excerpt:
The Immorality of the Institution of Animal Exploitation
Animal exploitation, because it exploits animals as property, is chattel slavery. Animal exploiters completely own and control animals as property, resources, and commodities and any “restrictions” on the behavior of the property owner are solely for the efficient exploitation of animals as commodities. We don’t approve of human slavery no matter how “humanely” or “kindly” a slave owner treats his or her slaves. We reject the institution of slavery in all of its forms because the institution itself is immoral. The institution itself is immoral because it systemically and necessarily reduces its subjects to mere objects existing solely to satisfy the means of others’ ends; affords no protection to the exploited beyond what is deemed appropriate for efficient exploitation as a commodity; and necessarily reduces sentient beings with emotional lives, desires, and aversions to mere things – as if they were insentient broccoli, corn, rocks, or trees.
The institution of animal exploitation (i.e. slavery) is a moral blind spot in our culture exactly as human slavery was a moral blind spot 160 years ago in America. We need to examine and question our cultural prejudices just as 19th century Americans needed to examine their cultural prejudices.
If we are morally opposed to the institution of animal exploitation and the cruelty and gross injustice it necessarily entails, as any decent person who is aware of the facts included in this essay ought to be (not to mention the facts of other exploitation not included here), our moral baseline must be veganism.
 To see more about “spent” free-range hens, see Peaceful Prairie Sanctuary’s Faces of Free Range Farming.