McDonald’s recent announcement that it will buy eggs for its Canadian restaurants from producers using free-run barns is a sign that the focus of animal welfare is not only on suffering but on animal psyche.
The barns give hens the room to carry out a number of behaviours that research has shown they are highly motivated to do, including the once-daily trip to lay their egg in a nest, says University of Guelph animal-welfare scientist Tina Widowski.
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