Though the evils of factory farming were brought to the public's notice 30 years ago, few real improvements have been achieved.
Freedom Food sets the highest standards which are achievable with today's knowledge. These are designed to be ratcheted upwards as new scientific evidence becomes available. All the RSPCA's proceeds from Freedom Food will be spent on farm animal welfare research.
Those who criticise the Freedom Food standards identify perceived weaknesses but offer no practical solutions. At the very least the RSPCA is moving forward and at the best, and of this I am confident, the lives of millions of animals will eventually be significantly improved.
Horsham, West Sussex