Nearly half (48.5%) of people think the meat, fish and eggs they buy and eat out comes from farms meeting high animal welfare standards, according to a new poll by RSPCA Assured.
The survey also revealed that most people (75%) think farm animal welfare is important when shopping and eating out.
However, despite latest reports of an increase in ethical purchasing, the reality is that less than 4% of the food produced in the UK comes from farms meeting the RSPCA's higher welfare standards.
This means the vast majority of food produced in the UK could be coming from farms that don’t necessarily meet all of the animals’ welfare needs. For example: