Why Are Eggs So Cruel? ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ’”

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Why Are Eggs So Cruel? ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ’”

Battery cages are an all-too-common feature of egg production in the U.S, where about 74% percent of “layer hens” are confined – according to the US Department of Agriculture. 🐔💔

These cages provide as little as 67 square inches of space per hen, barely larger than a sheet of paper, preventing them from performing natural behaviors such as stretching their wings or dust bathing. 😢

The environmental conditions within these cages, including constant artificial lighting to manipulate laying cycles, contribute to numerous physical and emotional distresses for the birds. The consequences include osteoporosis, foot lesions, and psychological stress due to overcrowding and inability to establish social hierarchies. 😖

Otherwise, the industry would have us believe that turning to “free-range” eggs is a “humane” option. However, the standards for what constitutes “free-range” can be vague and poorly regulated. While “free-range” hens might have access to outdoor spaces, this access can be limited. Practices like beak trimming to prevent pecking due to stress and overcrowding also still occurs – as even free range egg barn facilities are crammed wall to wall with birds. 😔

The male chicks that are born as part of the process of breeding “layer hens” are all killed on day one of their life, also – around 6 to 7 billion a year, globally.🐣

Eggs are cruel, always. Go vegan. 🙏

👉 Help Take Action for Farm Animals: https://veganfta.com/take-action/animals-used-for-food

🎥: VeganFTA
Image from Existence | @WeAnimalsMedia

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