Sorry if I expressed this poorly, the crowding I was talking about is the horrific crowding on the way to slaughter, so tight that the animals hardly have room to breathe, and that often causes severe injury to smaller animals and sometimes death, and yes I do think humane killing is better than keeping animals alive in horrific conditions.
My point was, I don't support either. And I do my best not to be drawn into the "better" game. It usually implies there are no other answers. And it often leads to somebody with a large belt buckle spitting some tobacco and saying, "Well this is the best gall dang country in the world, I'll tell you what".