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Humane treatment of animals does not have a legal definition. However, the Certified Humane Raised and Handled program’s “Certified Humane” label indicates that the meat comes from animals that were able to engage in natural behavior, given ample space, and provided clean water and a healthy diet free of antibiotics and hormones.

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Factory farm practices are often concealed from the public because their practices are considered as inhumane. Food enthusiasts today are increasingly concerned of how their food are produced and thus more people nowadays appreciates humanely raised beef and chicken.
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