investigation reveals horrific truth within free-range egg industry
A new investigation from Animal Equality Germany reveals the cruelty inside
free-range farms. Showing the reality of the birds whose lives are dedicated
to the production of eggs.
13,7 billion eggs(1) are produced each year in Germany, but few people know
just how those eggs are produced, and for many shoppers the grim reality
of life for free-range hens will come as a shock.
investigation from Animal Equality Germany reveals the cruelty inside free-range
farms. Showing the reality of the birds whose lives are dedicated to the
production of eggs.
Equality Germany investigated four farms located in the state of Baden-Württemberg,
where thousands of animals live out their entire lives crammed into barns,
some farms housing up to 12,000 hens. This truly is egg production on an
industrial scale, but these aren’t factory farms.
the farms investigated have been certified with high welfare schemes, which
are considered to provide the highest standards for organic food in the
world. The other two are labeled with the regional high quality schemes.
These farms also supply major supermarket chains.
Animals crammed together and with clear signs of stress
injured and dying chickens in the barn
Carcasses left for days and even weeks to decompose
Hens pecking each other’s feathers and signs of cannibalism
Filthy housing conditions, ulcers, and other injuries which received
no veterinarian treatment
Animal Equality Germany
buy free-range because they believe the hens are happy and are free to scratch
around in the soil outside, but the reality is much different. These are
standard egg industry practices, and not only do animals suffer a life of
misery and pain, but male chicks are shredded alive or gassed at birth at
the hatcheries as they are unable to lay eggs, and not profitable for the
industry. Luckily there is a simple solution, and you can help end this
cruelty. We can save the lives of millions of chickens by making compassionate
choices and replacing eggs with animal friendly alternatives. Millions of
people worldwide are making a difference, and have already replaced eggs
with delicious animal-free alternatives.