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Eggs – 5 November 2007
If you’re still eating eggs, do yourself and the hens a favor:
Stop! The suffering common in the poultry industry is horrific – to
say the least. If you’ve never heard of debeaking or beak-trimming,
educate yourself about this common mutilation whereby a hot blade is
used to cut through the sensitive tissues of a chick’s beak causing
severe acute and chronic pain (similar to the phantom limb pain
suffered by human amputees). Sweden appears to be the only country
that bans this procedure.
This torture is administered to egg-laying hens, as well as roosters
and hens used for breeding, between the ages of one day and five months
before egg-laying begins. The most common age for this painful procedure
is five to ten days of age.
To learn the truth about egg production, read Poisoned Chickens,
Poisoned Eggs: An Inside Look at the Modern Poultry Industry by Karen
Davis, revised and updated from 1996, to be published in early 2008.
Also visit United Poultry Concerns at
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No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful. At the
same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the
world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true
peace and compassion.
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