The greater economics of farm animals lies in the broad definition of food security and animal protein.
This leads to policy makers and consumers being disconnected to the "sentience" as defined above, of the animals in poultry farms. Lets break it down to 2 simple efforts (in this forum)
1. Effective advocacy means raising the price of chicken for free-range and creating cruelty-free label.
2. Farmers will co-operate, given the right pricing incentive. Consumers too, must be willing to pay 50% extra per kg to buy these chickens.
Please comment, critical solution and implementation ideas welcome.
Sara Jalil Low, Malaysia.