Tuesday, 8 March 2011
5 Reasons Not to Eat Free Range Eggs
1-Many hens die even before they make it to farms on conveyor belts where they are roughly handled and thrown about.
2-Whether the birds go into cages or not they have their beaks cut off.
3-Being free range does not mean birds live the perfect life. The spaces they occupy may be outdoors, but they are often cramped.
4- The male chicks are killed because they don’t lay eggs. They are usually gassed or put in a mincer and killed in a method called IMD (Instantaneous Mechanical Destruction). Eating free range eggs or any eggs means more hens and chickens and therefore more chicks that are killed.
5-Free range in
America does not mean the same as in the . In the UK , eggs can be described as free range when the birds have been given as little as five minutes in the sun each day. US
As a result of the disturbing facts I found, I have stopped eating eggs.
Footnote – Viva (the Vegetarians International Voice for Animals) filmed undercover in two hatcheries. Here’s the footage (be warned it contains highly disturbing images) -