They don't battery farm well. Large concentrations of snails will build pubs, befriend slugs and generally become quite unruly. Their area will ultimately become a ghetto.Fear not my vegan friend - from the Holland and Barrett website -
'How is Dr Organic Snail Gel Cream made?
You’ll be pleased to know that no harm comes to the snails to obtain Dr Organic Snail Gel. It’s harvested from snails that are farmed humanely under certified organic conditions and are free to roam. On their travels, they move over glass panels which are used to safely collect the mucus secretion, which is then filtered and concentrated by vacuum evaporation to reduce its water content, before a mild preservative is added to maintain its shelf life.'
Quality bollocks - farmed humanely? - are there battery snail farms? - somebody should tell PETA - free to roam? - by no stretch of the imagination do snails roam. - I.
Sadly their highly sought mucas is then replaced by a vomit like secretion due to the ingestion of John Smith's.