Cage free does not mean cruelty free.
(PRWEB) August 15, 2012
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Today, Jenny Sangler at TheDailyRadish.com published their latest post, titled “Cage Free Eggs Aren’t What They’re Cracked Up To Be”.
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In their latest blog post, Jenny Sangler admits that while she has been a vegetarian for many years, she has only recently started buying homestead-reared eggs.
She explains that, when she used to buy eggs at the local grocery store, she believed she was going a good thing by buying only cage-free eggs. However, an article recently found in the Vancouver Sun provides evidence that cage-free eggs may not be exactly as most people would imagine.
“Only half of the chicks hatched by breeders to become laying hens are female. An equal number of male chicks are hatched and immediately destroyed, either with gas or in high-speed macerators. Those breeding operations supply hens to the cage-free egg farmers as well as their conventional colleagues,” Jenny writes, quoting directly from the newspaper article.
She makes it clear that farmers only need to provide roaming rights to chickens for a few hours each day in order to class their eggs as free-range. This does not mean cruelty-free. Many hens remain inside even when given access to the outdoors. This is due to the unfamiliar territory and the fact that the barns are packed full with other hens.
“I know we have several ovo-lacto vegetarians among our readers, so I wanted to share this with you,” Jenny explains.
Continuing, “I encourage you to read the article for yourself and also to share it with other ovo-lacto vegetarians you know who may be as unenlightened as I was.”
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