Refers to the quality of life and wellbeing of animals, particularly of animals kept by humans. This tag should be used for questions about the conditions and treatment of animals raised or kept for use in the production of food and other products for human use, including the legal or regulatory protections extended to such animals. As always, please make sure your question is specific and answerable rather than inviting discussion.
Animal welfare refers to the well-being of non-human animals, particularly in contexts where those animals are kept by humans for any purpose.
The living conditions and treatment of non-human animals used in the production of food, cosmetics, medicines, clothing and other goods is significant for vegetarianism and veganism since many people choose to exclude such products from their diet or lifestyle based on an awareness of the conditions prevalent in, for example, contemporary commercial farming.