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January 13, 2023
Nicole Meyer 202-483-7382
Evansville, Ind. – Following native commentaries about groans and moans over the excessive price of eggs—and since Indiana is reportedly the second-largest egg-producing state within the U.S.—PETA plans to put a sky-high message downtown to remind everybody that a couple 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 trade, thousands and thousands 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 endure in different methods, too: A staggering 57 million birds are lifeless 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 unit farm’s rooster shed, the place birds dwell 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 sort to birds and your checking account.”
PETA notes that after avian flu outbreaks, employees slowly smother chickens to demise with a water-based foam, fuel them to demise, 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 demise, an agonizing course of that may take hours.
PETA—whose motto reads, partially, that “animals aren’t ours to eat” and which opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview—provides an inventory of inexpensive vegan egg choices on its web site. For extra info, please go to PETA.org or observe the group on Twitter, Fb, or Instagram.