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Egg-Laying Hens – 16 April 2009
Egg-laying hens in the U.S. are crammed into battery cages, each
with 4 to 8 other birds, stacked in rows by the tens of thousands.
Manure and rotting-carcass fumes billow up from below. Beetles form
a layer over the waste. Some birds get loose and drown in the pit.
Others get tangled in the wire and die of dehydration, then
decompose, covered in bugs, while cage mates have no escape. Intense
stress sets birds to attack one another. After 17 months of
confinement, necks are covered with blisters, wings bare, combs
bloody, and feet torn. By now, the birds are considered an expense
and will be disposed of, expediently.
– From “101 Reasons Why I’m a Vegetarian” by Pamela Rice
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world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true
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