Do the over 9 billion animals farmed in the United States each year require less protection? No. Should we allow them to endure extreme cruelty during their lives just because they're destined for slaughter? Certainly not.
Farm Forward is developing an application called BuyingPoultry.com, which will be an answer for people who are willing to spend a little bit more for humanely raised products but are confused by the labels.
Would you consider animals to be "humanely raised" if they were forced to spend their lives suffering from chronic leg problems and crippling lameness only to be later dipped into an electrified vat of water?