Several jurisdictions, including the entire EU, have outlawed some of the worst CAFO abuses. But as soon as one form of abuse is regulated the disgusting capitalists and their bankers either find a slightly different tactic or bribe and coerce those enforcing the regulations. The reality is that, as in all forms of capitalism, as long as consumers demand the crap - no matter how unnecessary, environmentally destructive or abusive the production of it is - capitalism will find a way to meet those demands. As Pogo famously said, "We have met the enemy and he is us."
Animal rights is the idea that nonhuman animals are entitled to the possession of their own lives, and that their most basic interests – such as an interest in not suffering – should be afforded the same consideration as the similar interests of human beings. Advocates, including me, oppose the assignment of moral value and fundamental protections on the basis of species membership alone – an idea known since 1970 as speciesism.
As Peter Singer said in his 1971 manifesto for an Animal Liberation movement - 'Animals, Men and Morals' - "We are familiar with Black Liberation, Gay Liberation, and a variety of other movements. With Women's Liberation some thought we had come to the end of the road. Discrimination on the basis of sex, it has been said, is the last form of discrimination that is universally accepted and practiced without pretense ... But one should always be wary of talking of "the last remaining form of discrimination."
Have you read about the bull who cried?
So if you must eat animal products, 'Eat Wild', because pasture based farming enhances animal welfare. Real farms aren't mono-cultures, real farms are mixed farms where one form of life feeds another. Real farmers aren't capitalist businessmen beholdin their bankers. Real farmers love their farms and their animals. Choosing meat, eggs, and dairy products from grass-based farms is an effective way to enhance animal welfare.
One day humans will either come to understand that we - the flora, fauna, microbes, minerals, forces and faeries - are all one, or we will be eliminated as an unworthy genetic aberration as so many others before us were.