Small family farms are the exception to the rule. In reality, about 97% of animals grown for food in Canada are raised on huge factory farms, where they live unnatural lives of intensive confinement.
When it comes to dairy products, please consider that these loving mothers are kept pregnant, have their young taken from them at birth, and are kept under much the same conditions as cows raised for meat. All creatures deserve compassion.
Using the term 'veal' for a baby male cow (another byproduct of the dairy industry) is just the industry's way of keeping us from connecting to the fact that these are baby animals, not 'products'. Calling it 'lamb' should be enough to connect us to a creature every bit as cute as a kitten or puppy, but somehow we have been brainwashed to believe that these creatures as not as deserving of our affection and protection.
In the production of eggs, the male chicks are destroyed as they are not profitable. Male chicks are destroyed by the hundreds of thousands every year, their lives ended in a way that could never be considered humane. Sadly, this goes for organic egg farms as well. There is no profit in
The number of animals raised and butchered for food each year in the United States alone is far greater than the total human population of the entire world. Factory farming vastly exceeds any other form of exploitation: about ninety-nine out of every 100 animals killed in the United States each year are slaughtered to be eaten. Canada, as always, is right behind them. We can change that. Please go plant-based - for the animals.