Nicholas D. Kristof: “Is an Egg for Breakfast Worth This?”
“. . . In some cases, 11 hens were jammed into a cage about 2 feet by 2 feet. The Humane Society says that that is even more cramped than the egg industry’s own voluntary standards — which have been widely criticized as inadequate.
An automatic feeding cart that runs between the cages sometimes decapitates hens as they’re eating, the investigator said. Corpses are pulled out if they’re easy to see, but sometimes remain for weeks in the cages, piling up until they have rotted into the wiring, he added.
Other hens have their heads stuck in the wire and are usually left to die, the investigator said. . . .”
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The Humane Society urges you to take action to support the Egg Producers Inspection Act Amendments of 2012. More info can be found HERE