Trader Joe's Eggs NOT Humane

Critter News

I decided to look online for some information regarding the "Organic Free Range Eggs" that Trader Joe's, my favorite store, sells. As of this time, all Trader Joe's brand eggs come only from cage-free hens. Now customers looking for cage-free eggs need to look no further than the Trader Joe's label. But are they really free-range eggs? They also offer "Cage Free" eggs.

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From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

To the Editor: Re “ Suddenly, the Hunt Is On for Cage-Free Eggs ” (front page, Aug. Free range” does not solve the problem of painful debeaking, enormously oversized flocks or the unnatural isolation of the birds from other sexes and age groups. Though chickens can live for 5 to 11 years, after two years, they are hauled away to slaughter just like battery-caged hens.