Monday, February 25, 2008

Say NO to eggs from hens in battery cages.

Across India, approximately 100 million laying hens are living out their lives in small, wire battery cages. These cages are so tiny that the birds cannot fully stretch their wings, walk, or engage in many other natural behaviors. The majority of the eggs produced by these suffering birds are destined for the plates of middle and upper class consumers in urban areas. Consuming battery eggs is cruel and unnecessary.There are less inhumane, cage-free systems for producing eggs. There are also many vegetarian alternatives to consuming eggs. You can help stop the use of battery cages and greatly reduce the suffering of millions of egg-laying hens.Sign the "no battery eggs" pledge and encourage your friends and family to do the same. Working together, we have the power to make a difference for animals.

Contributed by Ragini


Anonymous said...

This may be true but it is difficult to find out that the egg we buy are from battery cage or not. In that case it may be saying no to eggs.

sheens said...

hey news ones, now you want us to stop consuming eggs. Tobacco no - eggs no, what's next !