The animals that are kept in
the bio-industry are often thought to have a miserable life. This is very
frustrating to the farmers that do their utmost best to give the animals
a good live. With many farmers, the animals have a good live during the
first couple of weeks (depending on the sort of animal, months) They
have a lot of space and they are nice and warm, which is necessary for
If they could walk outside,
the temperature was difficult to regulate and many more animals would die.
In some cases it is through that the animals do not have a good live. It
is these cases that activists show pictures of. These protests do not track
attention to farmers that do their best but they point to farmers that
don't. In that case you do not use pictures of animals that have a good
life but you show the misery. Of course, there are farmers who do
not do their best to give their animals a nice live, the pictures have
to come from somewhere, but there aren't many. Those farmers have animals
who live in narrow cages and those farmers have animals which stand on
grating. But in The Netherlands, there are laws and guidelines and the
farmers have to obey these rules.
The animals which are kept
in the bio-industry have a short life. Their life is too short, and
their weight too high, so their paws are too weak and the animals can't
move anymore, when they grow older. Their natural behaviour is changed,
because the animals are easier to keep in that way. Some farmers mutilate
their animals so they can't make hard noises or they are just easier to
keep in that way. The popular image of bio-industry is worse that reality.
Most farmers put on their floor made of concrete straw and most of the
farmers don't put their animals in cages. If animals could talk they could
live even better, don't you think?
Animals are kept healthier
with antibiotics. Read about it!