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. A Note About Eggs At Trader Joe's we listen to what our customers tell us about the choices we give them. Thanks to their valued feedback, in 2005 we made an important change in our egg selection. As of this time, all Trader Joe's brand eggs come only from cage-free hens. But are they really free-range eggs?

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Surprising NYTimes Editorial about National Egg Production

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battery hens eggs egg production hens farm animal welfare agriculture agribusiness chickensSurprising to me at least. The editorial advocates a national standard that establishes humane standards in all parts of the country.

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Consolidation of Egg Industry

Critter News

So are egg corporations. 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. At the International Egg Commission’s annual meeting, held last month in China, it was noted that animal welfare activists in the U.S. Proposed amendments to Canada’s Criminal Code have egg companies there worried. and is not a major egg exporter.

More Alleged Abuse At Iowa Egg Farms

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Tags: animal abuse eggs farm animal welfare factory farm chickens

Egg Companies Accused of Price Collusion

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Fresh-egg farmers acted together through a series of export shipments, organized by United Egg Producers, an industry cartel whose 250-plus members include virtually all of the nation's big egg producers. By removing a small fraction of eggs that would have been bound for U.S. Tags: eggs factory farm agribusiness The Justice Department has opened investigations. It's in the Wall Street Journal.

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Why is Reuters Putting News Releases From the United Egg Producers on Their Site as "News"?

Critter News

The United Egg Producers issues a press release claiming that egg prices will rise 25% if animal welfare advocates get their way. Tags: eggs idiocy All according to a study by some agribusiness related consulting firm. Reuters dutifully puts it on their website , which then gets picked up on my Google news page.

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Eating Eggs is Eating Cruelty

Creature Talk

Egg laying hens are arguably the most abused animals on today’s factory farms. But in a written statement he says that the company strives to provide good care for its hens and quality eggs for consumers under the scientific standards of the United Egg Producers Certified Program.

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Animal Ethics

Here is a New York Times story about the latest hot thing

Baby Chicks Ground Up

Critter News

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.

Clemson Researcher Investigates Impacts of Cages on Laying Hens

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Nearly 95 percent of the 90 billion table eggs produced in the United States come from high-density cage systems. The value of all egg production in 2007 was $6.68 In South Carolina egg sales tally about $90 million annually. Tags: battery hens eggs USDA farm animal welfare us agribusiness It's a study funded by the US Department of Agriculture. One would think it would be elementary. Crowded and filthy conditions mean suffering for hens.

Steps Towards Ending Factory Farming?

Critter News

A recent agreement between farmers and animal rights activists here is a rare compromise in the bitter and growing debate over large-scale, intensive methods of producing eggs and meat, and may well push farmers in other states to give ground, experts say. In another sign of the growing clout of the animal welfare movement, a law passed in California this year will also ban imports from other states of eggs produced in crowded cages.

Shop With Your Heart

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The Shop With Your Heart initiative gives consumers the resources to recognize, locate and demand meaningfully welfare-certified meat, eggs and dairy products as well … Continue reading → The post Shop With Your Heart appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals.

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How to Plan a Vegan Wedding

Creature Talk

But when it comes down to it, I don’t see why I should spend $10,000 on meat, dairy & eggs for one day for my guests when I am morally opposed to buying it for myself or having it in my house. I’m sorry for my incredible inactivity these past several months.

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Prop 2 Opponents Accused of Laundering Money

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on Prop 2 charges that the United Egg Producers (UEP), the No on 2 campaign, and its donors are concealing out-of-state contributions to the political campaign against Prop 2 , in clear violation of California campaign finance laws. Tags: eggs california factory farm agribusiness This news is from early September and is reported by Wayne Pacelle of the Humane Society.

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Proposition 2 Poll

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Tags: eggs california farm animal welfare factory farm chickens

Great Horned Owls on camera!

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There are 3 eggs, and high hopes that all will hatch. The family of Great Horned Owls featured on OwlCam.co is just hours away from welcoming new chicks! It all started a few years back when the current owner purchased … Continue reading → The post Great Horned Owls on camera!

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Vegan Betty Crocker

Creature Talk

I think there were 2 main things that kept me from baking: 1) baked goods only lead me to eating more junk food, and 2) eggs. Eggs gross me out - always have. I never used to bake. Ever.

Vegan Atheist 40+ Parenting

Animal Person

During the show they give out Good Egg Awards to kids who've performed "acts of kindness." A good egg is one that is edible. Think of what an egg is, people! The young boy says, "you dip the chicken in the egg ."

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Keeping Ducks and Geese as Pets

4 The Love Of Animals

As well as ducks and geese bringing their character and personalities to your life, females also lay eggs that you can cook with. Goose eggs are around two to three times bigger than chicken eggs and duck eggs are just slightly larger than chicken eggs.

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A Plant-Based Diet is Good for Your Heart

Creature Talk

Butter, ice cream, cheese, steak, pork, eggs – you name it, he ate it. Several years ago my now 59 year old father had a heart attack. It wasn’t a major heart attack, but it has definitely caused him problems. He’s been on medication since it happened, and has regular stress tests to see if the damage to his heart has progressed. Thankfully, up until this last time, his heart showed no additional signs of damage… but his test a few weeks ago had a different result.

To My Friends at Thanksgiving

Animal Person

There will be no pies or cakes that were made with milk that was meant for calves, or eggs that represent dead male chicks , forced molting, debeaking and other mutilations and cruelties.

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Keeping Ducks and Geese as Pets

4 The Love Of Animals

As well as ducks and geese bringing their character and personalities to your life, females also lay eggs that you can cook with. Goose eggs are around two to three times bigger than chicken eggs and duck eggs are just slightly larger than chicken eggs.

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Humboldt Penguins in Chile Face Extinction

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Invading rats with bodies up to 8 inches (20 centimeters) long have begun eating eggs and chicks, and some experts fear that unless the rats are eradicated, they could tip the Humboldt penguin toward extinction. From the Huffington Post. rats chile extinction penguins endangered species

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Hal Herzog's "Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat"

Animal Person

Most interesting for me was the mental lock most people have that we vegans are always looking to break or find the key to: Why do good people who understand what happens to animals for unnecessary products such as “steak” or eggs, continue to consume such things?

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On "EATING ANIMALS" by Jonathan Safran Foer

Animal Person

Yet he spends time describing the miserable deaths of day-old male chicks and understands what happens in dairy production, and I assume he doesn't partake of anyone's eggs or milk.

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SeaWorld Orlando’s Antarctica Welcomes First Penguin Chick

4 The Love Of Animals

Since king penguins don’t build nests, the female lays one egg and both parents share incubation duties by placing the egg on their feet.

EU Bans Battery Cages

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1, 2012, egg-laying hens across many European countries will live with fewer discomforts: The European Commission has officially implemented its ban on battery cages, the notoriously cramped cages used by many egg farmers and criticized by animal rights proponents and veterinarians who call them cruel and harmful to the birds' welfare. egg producers an estimated £400 million ($613 million). To offset yesterday's crappy news about California, here's good news from the EU!

Purina Waggin’ Train Treats Giveaway

4 The Love Of Animals

Each variety of the real meat chicken jerky dog treats are made with very careful oversight, from the egg all the way to the finished product. All of the treats go through strict quality controls, from egg to finished treat.

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For Your Health, the Planet & the Animals: VBM

Animal Person

Who ever heard of a cupcake without eggs and butter in it? I recently watched Earthlings and cried the whole way through. There has to be something I can do to reduce all of the suffering of the animals we use as food, I thought. And then I read THE CHINA STUDY and was shocked to learn how unhealthy the Standard American Diet is--even cow's milk, which I thought I should be having three servings of per day! And you know how concerned I am about water on Planet Earth.

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From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

15): I have one very simple piece of advice for consumers interested in higher-quality eggs from humanely treated chickens: stop buying eggs at the grocery store. I distribute locally produced, free-range eggs from my home to a small group of friends, but these kinds of eggs are widely available through farmers' markets at prices that range from $2 to $3.50 The eggs we eat come from chickens that spend their days outside, scratching and eating grubs.

National Puppy Day!

4 The Love Of Animals

When Baby was a puppy, Easter was one of her favorite things because of the plastic eggs. Happy National Puppy Day! As always, if you are thinking of adding a new furry family member to your household, please think rescue and adoption first!

“Potted Plant Owls”

4 The Love Of Animals

The owls themselves are amazing creatures, and we have already begun to observe their nesting process, as they are expected to lay eggs any day now. Ustream will provide LIVE coverage of the entire process from the initial egg laying, to the fledgling of the chicks from the nest. Laying & Incubation – It takes 7-8 days for all the eggs to be laid. The eggs are incubated for about 30 days. Hatching – All eggs hatch more of less the same time.

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Easy Chicken Dog Cookies

4 The Love Of Animals

1 egg. Brush top with beaten egg. These Chicken dog treats are full of flavor and nutrition for your best friend. Add a few of the suggested natural ingredients to turn it into a delicious nutritional supplement. Easy Chicken Dog Cookies.

Everything in Moderation?

Animal Person

Or eggs. You may recall me writing about TD, my tax-resisting, raw-food eating, no-TV watching, parachuting-into-nuclear reactor(ing?) boyfriend of over 20 years ago. He was particularly talented at the conversation stopper: a succinct response to something that people found so shocking that the conversation would stop. Sometimes permanently. I recall one day when his sister-in-law was speaking with him about what she was feeding her children, and it wasn't a vegan-centered conversation.

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From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

A Humane Egg The life of animals raised in confinement on industrial farms is slowly improving, thanks to pressure from consumers, animal rights advocates, farmers and legislators.

Purina Beyond Giveaway

4 The Love Of Animals

Egg-battered rosemary chicken breast with carrot barley tabbouleh. We recently received a sample of the new Purina Beyond dog food (and we have some bags to give away for cats or dogs, so be sure to keep reading).

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Help Cristy Go Vegan

Animal Person

She eats eggs for their protein. She's so close. And sometimes cheese. She doesn't tolerate beans and already takes probiotics and digestive enzymes. She might be gluten intolerant. She can't eat a lot of nuts or nut butters, though she does love them so. She is very thin and has a history of gut-related issues. She knows going vegan is the right thing to do. Food has sort of been her enemy for a long time as there is so much of it (even good stuff) that gives her a belly ache.

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On the Land Grant University Meat Problem

Animal Person

Instead, our LGUs teach the false ancient beliefs that maintain meat -- including dairy, fish, eggs, and feed crops -- as an institution. . Just like property status isn't something I write about often and I would never have thought of, the same is true for the relationship between land-grant-universities and why some of us eat what/whom we eat. Today's message and call to action is from David Cantor of Responsible Policies for Animals (thanks, Mike!).

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Note to Those Wanting Promotion: Pay Attention

Animal Person

From the 6th -10th of July we are asking everyone to get their aprons on and bake with free-range or organic eggs. By encouraging people to bake with higher welfare eggs (as well as organic milk, butter and chocolate) vital funds will be raised to campaign against battery cages. We bloggers often get e-mails from individuals and organizations in search of promotion. And that's fine, as we all want to spread the news of fantastic work that needs support.

Carrot Cake for Dogs

4 The Love Of Animals

1 egg. ¼ Mix in egg, oil, vanilla, honey and carrots until well combined. I was happy to find this article in my inbox recently! Carrot cake, for dogs! Our dog LOVES carrots, and I think that this recipe sounds pretty tasty (I think that people might like it just as much as the dogs)! The recipe is part of an article on Guideposts, click here to read the whole thing. Doggie Carrot Cake. Ingredients. 1 cup whole wheat flour. 1 teaspoon soy flour.

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