Animal cruelty in a chicken factory farm in a Trappist Monastery
A PETA undercover investigation of
an egg factory owned and operated by a Trappist Monastery, Mepkin
Abbey outside Charleston, S.C., has revealed appalling conditions in
which hens are kept. Mepkin Abbey Egg Farm has 38,000 hens that
produce 9 million eggs per year.
These hens are packed so tightly
that their bodies are pressed firmly against each other without even
being able to spread a wing or turn around. Moreover, these chickens
are painfully debeaked and kept in filthy cages for up to two years,
during which the abbey periodically starves them in order to shock
their bodies into an additional laying cycle.
The irony of it all is that the
printing on the outside of the egg cartons claims "a deep respect
for the environment... through the caring cultivation of the earth
and its creatures" and are marked "Animal Care Certified."
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It’s shocking every time we hear
about animals being abused; however, in this case, it’s even more
shocking since these monks should be examples of being good stewards
of God’s Creation. Their lack of compassion toward the hens is a
reflection of their hardened hearts in the presence of suffering of
God’s animals. Moreover, their false claims on the egg-cartons
reflect their lack of respect to caring consumers by deceiving them.
It seems the quest for profit has led these monks to mock God’s love