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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 position 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 dwelling for hens exploited for his or her eggs, and in a typical 12 months within the egg trade, tens of millions of them are confined to filthy, cramped cages or big 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 because of the avian flu outbreak within the U.S. over the previous 12 months, 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 hen 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 type to birds and your checking account.”
PETA notes that after avian flu outbreaks, employees slowly smother chickens to demise with a water-based foam, gasoline them to demise, or shut off all airflow in densely packed hen 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 are usually not ours to eat” and which opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview—gives 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.