There are approximately 63,000 farms in Sweden accounding to Jordbruket the countries farm administration. Farmers must abide by strict farming practices when it comes to the environment and animal husbandry. Most of us know the story about Pippi Longstocking, written by Astrid Lindgren. Lindgren was an advocate on the prevention of cruelty to animals and her campaigning led to the Lex Lindgren animal welfare law (Sweden.se). Sweden is amongst the world’s strictest when it comes to animal welfare – including banning cages for hens and other animal-friendly practices.