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January 13, 2023
Nicole Meyer 202-483-7382
Council Bluffs, Iowa – Following native commentaries about groans and moans over the excessive price of eggs—and since Iowa is reportedly the highest egg-producing state within the U.S.—PETA plans to put a sky-high message downtown to remind everybody that a number of extra cents is nothing in comparison with what eggs price hens: their lives. There’s no retirement residence for hens exploited for his or her eggs, and in a typical yr within the egg business, tens of millions of them are confined to filthy, cramped cages or large windowless sheds till their overworked our bodies give out—then they’re despatched to the slaughterhouse. They usually undergo in different methods, too: A staggering 57 million birds are useless as a result of avian flu outbreak within the U.S. over the previous yr, and mass killing is the federal government’s coverage throughout such crises.
“Nothing is much less appetizing than a peek inside a manufacturing facility farm’s rooster shed, the place birds stay in their very own filth, as PETA’s investigative movies clarify,” says PETA Government Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA is encouraging everybody to dig into scrumptious and nutritious vegan eggs, that are form to birds and your checking account.”
PETA notes that after avian flu outbreaks, employees slowly smother chickens to dying with a water-based foam, fuel them to dying, or shut off all airflow in densely packed rooster sheds whereas elevating the warmth to as excessive as 120 levels and including carbon dioxide—suffocating and baking the birds to dying, an agonizing course of that may take hours.
PETA—whose motto reads, partially, that “animals are usually not ours to eat” and which opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview—presents a listing of reasonably priced vegan egg choices on its web site. For extra data, please go to PETA.org or comply with the group on Twitter, Fb, or Instagram.