I don't know how other consumers of eggs feel but today I am angry. Farming food is the way of the world but I would like to know that the animals involved are treated a bit better than living out their lives in torture chamber conditions. I buy eggs that are labelled Free Range for this reason. The expectation is that a bird has the ability to move about. But not any longer. From the Sun Herald: Chickens will be farmed at 20,000 birds a hectare - 13 times more crowded than the current code - and still qualify as ''free range'' under changes to egg industry standards to be introduced this month. The Australian Egg Corporation, which represents about 400 producers nationally, argues that without the new poultry standard production of free-range eggs would decline - and prices would rise. Full article: http://www.smh.com.au/environment/animals/farmers-crack-the-free-range-code-20120414-1wzyc.html#ixzz1s9j6dgb0 Now one hectare is 10,000 sq metres. That means 'free range' thanks to the AEG equates to each bird getting 0.5 sq mt. That is just BS.