I'm sure many of us have seen to horrible conditions in which large scale commercial broiler producers keep their animals. Thousands of birds crammed into dark musty sheds. It's nice to see birds free ranging, or even allowed to be outside during their short little lives. Eventhough they are bred for food, they still deserve the basics of life. Which is why I give a tip of the hat to all who raise their own, and don't contribute to the commercial industry. I raise and slaughter my own, and if I have buy else where I look for local producers that free range, or are pastured. It's well worth the extra $$$ paid.