From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

20): Blake Hurst, a former hog farmer and president of the Missouri Farm Bureau, cautions that “we can’t ask the pigs what they think.” I served on the Pew Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production, which released a report in 2008 that detailed exactly how much these “efficiencies” are costing America. Farm Animal Welfare, ASPCA New York, Feb. The idea that eggs from free-range chickens are somehow morally superior to other eggs is, frankly, weird.