However, in reality, large-scale farming frequently fails to guarantee animal welfare. In some countries so-called ‘factory farming’ is tolerated, when animals such as pigs, calves, hens, cattle – all clearly capable of suffering – are kept in very confined and crowded conditions, and treated as simply the means to produce meat, eggs, or dairy produce at the lowest possible price, with negligible concern for the pain endured by the animals. It is unlikely that any utilitarian calculation could justify such practices.
Philosohphy : the basics
Does "at the lowest possible price" have the same meaning as "at the price as low as posible"?