I spent much of my childhood on a farm, which is probably one reason why I am not a vegiterian; but animal welfare was important to us.

I have little good to say about modern farming methods in general.
Take a look at a few videos of poultry farms, pig farms and slaughter houses, just as examples.

It is easy for us in the West to point the finger at Asians, but how often do we "pass by on the other side" when animals are treated appallingly?
There never was nothing.