Video: Emma’s Story—a Revealing Look Inside a ‘Humane’ Egg Shed

Published by Jennifer Bates.

When California’s Proposition 2—which requires that egg-laying hens have enough space to stand up and stretch their limbs—passed in 2008, many people were happy that these horrendously abused animals might at last have some modicum of relief. But as a recent investigation by animal rights group Direct Action Everywhere shows, even hens at so-called “humane” farms continue to be confined to tiny, filth-encrusted cages that are jammed so full of birds that they can barely move:

Emma’s Story: The Truth Behind Prop 2

BREAKING: DxE exposes the shocking truth behind “humane” eggs at Trader Joe's and a massive coverup by the state of California. Watch Emma’s miraculous rescue, and TAKE ACTION:

Posted by Direct Action Everywhere on Thursday, February 25, 2016


After all this misery, there is the frightening transport to the slaughterhouse and then slaughter itself. Like “humane meat,” “humane eggs” simply don’t exist. The only way to ensure that hens escape the hell of constant confinement is to refuse to buy any eggs at all.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

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