As Americans become aware of the inherent violence and cruelty of the egg industry, many are losing their taste for eggs. In fact, according to a recent report released by the egg industry itself, per capita egg consumption in the United States has been plummeting for the last 6 years. Egg factory farms are now even losing money around Easter, which is typically the third-busiest time of the year for the industry.
While no one factor can explain the rotten taste the egg industry seems to be leaving in Americans' mouths, undercover investigations into egg factory farms and hatcheries across the country have certainly helped to expose millions of people to the routine horrors egg-laying hens and baby chicks are forced to endure.
Most recently, MFA's undercover investigation into McDonald's' primary Egg McMuffin supplier revealed shocking cruelty to animals, including birds crammed into filthy wire cages with less space for each bird than a standard-sized sheet of paper to live her entire miserable life, and rotted hens - decomposed beyond recognition - left in cages with hens still laying eggs for human consumption.
See for yourself how the majority of egg-laying hens are treated in this country:
There has never been a better time to replace the eggs in our diets with healthy and humane vegan alternatives. Visit ChooseVeg.com for hundreds of mouthwatering, egg-free recipes, and a helpful video about baking without eggs.
The Broken Egg Industry
by - January 24, 2012