The animal welfare standards that Applegate has set out in its blog are not as far reaching as we would like, but any company that raises animal welfare issues and commits to improvements is heading in the right direction in terms of increasing public awareness and getting things right. Check out their blog here
This is Applegate's promise for a better future for animals raised for meat "Today, Applegate stands as the only company producing meat with higher animal-welfare standards (including no antibiotics ever) at a national scale. As we look ahead to the next 30 years, we will continue to be a leader in the movement for higher animal-welfare standards, so that they benefit animals and fairly address the economic realities faced by farmers and suppliers."
~ Gillian F2B Team