Written by PETA
Massive amounts of snow and ice in Bozrah, Connecticut, caused the roof of a barn on a factory egg farm to collapse, killing all 85,000 hens inside. It was a miserable way to die for birds who already had a miserable way to live.
Egg-laying hens on typical factory farms are crammed into battery cages that are not wide enough for them to spread their wings. Birds defecate on one another, and disease is rampant. Many of the hens lose their feathers because of sickness and stress, and their bones—made fragile by calcium deficiency caused by producing egg after egg—often break. Birds die in the cages every day and are left there to rot, forcing other hens to sit on top of their corpses. When the hens' egg production drops, they are sent to slaughter.
The deaths of the Connecticut hens were tragic—and so were their lives. Bear that in mind the next time you see a carton of "farm fresh" eggs—and consider using egg replacements instead.
Written by Michelle Sherrow
We can make a difference by keeeping our own chickens
I have four chickens and they are treated with love and respect They are feed nothing but the best roam freely around the back yard and a cosy coup to sleep in at night and in return they give us their organic eggs each day Not only that my four girls are saved from such cruel and inhumane conditions there are four others saved as well by not buying eggs anymore
I can't believe its legal to abuse animals in such a disgusting way, really very tragic. For people who don't want to give up eating eggs, a humane alternative is to raise hens as pets, given that you have a sizable yard. My family raises five hens as pets and they produce enough eggs for the whole family. We are very attached to the hens, they are very comical and entertaining pets that have become a part of our family. They have free run of a big yard and produce eggs without any kind of hormones, and we have no roosters so they aren't reproducing. It makes me sad to think so many died and even worse under such horrible conditions.
on our way home this weekend we passed a chicken truck it was only 24* out if they weren't dead or dying already i'm sure they were by the time they made it to the slaughter house, seeing that always makes me think everytime i see the words "farm fresh eggs"
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