Did you know that ninety-five percent of egg-laying hens in the US live their entire lives in small cages that they share with five or six other birds? These chickens – intelligent, social animals – cannot spread their wings or even turn around. The extraordinary level of stress they experience on daily basis, along with their deplorable living conditions and large flock size, suppresses their immune systems and makes them highly vulnerable to infections and bacteria, including Salmonella. Eggs from cage-free hens have a lower risk of Salmonella contamination.
In recognition of the scale and intensity of the animal welfare issues presented by caged egg production, the Worl Society for the production of Animals (WSPA) today announced the launch of its new “Choose Cage-Free” campaign in the US and Canada. The campaign will educate consumers about the disturbing plight of egg-laying hens and encourage them to buy cage-free eggs.
P.S. I keep my eyes and ears open on all the news regarding mid-consumption in the world, how that affects global warming, and how that affects condition in which farm animals are living. I am working very hard on quitting meat consumption. Not because I overeat it and it affects my health, but I do not want to be a part of animal cruelty. The animals, which are raised in inhuman conditions, are usually fat with antibiotics and hormones. Recently, I have heard on the news that there is a high level on antibiotics in poultry. It is illegal to give animal antibiotics to increase their body mass, but this is still legal to give them medicine when they are sick. Naturally, as you saw in the above article, animals in cages are constantly sick and are constantly treated to antibiotics. Consumption of this meat lowers our immune system as a result our society struggles from number of immune system disorders, some leading to death. Open your heart to animals. Cut on mea intake. Eat cage-free or organic. The more of us will be selective, the more responsible farmers we will create.