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Are today's consumers asking legitimate questions about farm animal welfare?

by F. Bailey Norwood

This clip makes it seem like concerns for farm animal welfare are rather silly, but is it? My research suggests that only 1% of the population believes animals should be "guaranteed a happy and content life", whereas over 60% think farm animals should not suffer.

Portlandia on the animal welfare controversy

VIEW A CLOSED CAPTIONED VERSION AT To understand the concerns some people have about how farm animals are raised this clip demonstrates the questions about farms many people might ask, especially those with little agricultural background.

from Portlandia, Season 1 Episode 1 (2011)
Creator: Fred Armisen Carrie Brownstein Jonathan Krisel
Distributor: IFC Original Productions
Posted by F. Bailey Norwood