Monday, April 29, 2013

The Story of an Egg Documentary is Without a Yolk

The Story of an Egg Documentary is Without a Yolk

"Hens raised on commercial egg farms are denied the one thing in their lives that comes most naturally to them: motherhood. These hens are bred to lay infertile eggs and therefore will never experience the satisfaction of raising their young. But we haven’t been able to breed out their maternal instinct. In fact, I’ve heard many chicken keepers complain that their hens peck at them when they try to take their eggs. That’s perfectly natural from the hen’s point of view. You’re taking away something that’s hers. And it’s something important to her. She still perceives her eggs as her offspring."

"The use of an artificially-bred animal as a commodity that will be intentionally slaughtered at a fraction of her natural lifespan for profit sabotages the spirit of species-conservation on a very fundamental ethical level."

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