More Alleged Abuse At Iowa Egg Farms

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Baby Chicks Ground Up

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Thanks to Mercy for Animals for their undercover work exposing this egg industry practice. Tags: animal cruelty eggs farm animal welfare factory farm What a subject line, but it's true. This is the second time this year that I've heard of this group capturing headlines. I'd never heard of them before. I'm very impressed by their courage and tenacity.

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Consolidation of Egg Industry

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So are egg corporations. Thanks to an email from Farmed Animal Net for this information. These are not farming families, folks, but corporations as powerful and ruthless as anything on Wall Street. egg industry continues to consolidate. Some 200 companies have an average flock size of one million hens in a single location, with the top 60 companies producing 85% of all eggs. Proposed amendments to Canada’s Criminal Code have egg companies there worried.

BOCA to Stop Using Eggs by End of 2009

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On March 19, 2009 a company representative emailed Compassion Over Killing: "…I am pleased to let you know the BOCA brand will be eliminating eggs in all of its products by the end of this year. We anticipate all BOCA products will be egg free in 2010." By removing eggs from their ingredient list, BOCA is withdrawing financial support for factory farms that use battery-cages. They are striking a blow against the cruel egg industry.

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Are Farm Animals Usually Killed in a Humane Manner?

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In other words, the proverbial happy farm animal. However, the factory farm system we have in any country does not lend itself to either of the two criteria. And if you ever drive around an egg farm, hog farm, slaughterhouse, feeding lot, etc., I highly recommend Farm Sanctuary's issue page.short and to the point.) There are probably no happy animals in factory farming (ie. Factory animals are voiceless victims.

The Other Side of the Egg Debate

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I am a firm supporter of reforming factory egg farming. And I'm willing to pay for more expensive eggs if it allows for that. Organic eggs are more expensive than the standard egg carton. But with battery eggs costing about $2 a dozen and organic free-range eggs costing between $5 and $6 a dozen, the impact of the proposed change goes beyond poultry. Tags: proposition 2 eggs factory farm food chickens

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Eating Eggs is Eating Cruelty

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Egg laying hens are arguably the most abused animals on today’s factory farms. They are subjected to toxic fumes from the pools of waste that lie beneath them, and they are roughly handled by factory workers. Discarded Hens at "Quality Eggs of New England" And as these atrocities came to light, we got the same canned response from the farm owners and managers: “Bob LeClerc, the compliance manager for Maine Contract Farming, declined to talk on tape.