I'll pick the ones not prophylactically treated with antibiotics, not bred to grow so fast they are crippled in their miserable crowded 38 day lives but those allowed to wander about with others of their own species, eating grass and insects, giving flavour, texture and increased nutrient value.
Eat your damn battery farmed animals.
How Would you respond to a commentary like this:
Skeptoid: Free Range Chicken & Farm Raised Fish
I fortunately do not live in the USA. Free range here is free range. Not pretend free range. I am a farmer and have the odd clue about produce. I don't need skeptoid to inform me of anything agricultural. I have far better sources.
Where is "here", and what is "free range" there?
I just checked the European Union regulations for free range chickens, and they are the same as the US.
"here" for Kem is New Zealand. NZ have better free range laws as does Australia. There are those however who are pushing for changes that will make things "less" free range.
Different states in Aus have different legislation. This one is from the" egg labeling and selling act" (Australian Capital Territory: 2001)
Hens are kept—
(a) with continuous daytime access to outdoor runs; and
(b) with access at all times to indoor litter, perches and nests; and
(c) with adequate protection at all times from predators and the elements; and
(d) in accordance with the stocking level and other requirements for range systems under the code.
Other states like Victoria are far more lapse.
There is an Australia wide "model code of practice", but this is a voluntary standard and not law.
Under the Model Code of Practice, poultry can only be said to be “free range” if certain requirements are met in relation to various criteria and concerns covering:
Condition of the outdoor site
Land contamination with poisonous plants, chemicals or organisms which carry disease
Access to outdoor areas
Access to shade, shelter and windbreaks
Protection from predators
Temperature and humidity
Availability of food and water
Regular inspection of poultry
Health and distress of poultry
Slaughter methods (in relation to meat chicken)