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Turner Eggs Tries to Change Image After Animal Cruelty Allegations

Last month the Maine Department of Agriculture ordered former DeCoster Egg Farm in Turner to pay $25,000 in penalties and $100,000 to settle a civil complaint over animal cruelty allegations including birds being swung by the neck and thrown in the trash by workers, and other injured and sick birds left untreated without adequate food and water. Now, this egg farm is promoting a more animal-friendly image and invited reporters to look at their improved facilities. However, their hens still remain in standard wire battery cages where birds are packed in four-to-five to a cage. The animal advocacy group Mercy for Animals finds that unacceptable and believes that it is consumers who will ultimately decide the kind of conditions hens will be kept in.

To read the full article please search online for Turner Egg Farm Brushes Up Image in Wake of Fines

Industrial egg farms consider birds a commodity and they don't see anything wrong in keeping these animals under intense confinement where they cannot exercise any of their God-given instincts. It is true that each of us, stewards of God's Creation, will ultimately decide the fate of God's animals by choosing what industries to support. We can choose to show compassion or choose to ignore the plight of God's farmed animals.

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