As Egg Shortage Plagues Nation’s Bakers, PETA Suggests Alternatives

Published by PETA.

As bird flu decimates the nation’s egg supply, the American Bakers Association is calling for the U.S. Department of Agriculture to allow an increase in egg imports—but as PETA noted in a letter sent to the group, there’s a far simpler solution: Bake vegan.

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Eggs are an entirely unnecessary ingredient in baking. PETA’s baking “cheat sheet” reveals simple ingredients—such as cornstarch, flaxseeds, and vinegar—that can be used for leavening or binding in place of eggs. These inexpensive, easy-to-find ingredients are far kinder to chickens, who often spend their lives crammed into “battery cages” on egg farms—and of course, plant-based ingredients aren’t susceptible to bird flu.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind