‘Cheaper by the dozen’ comes at a price
Caged egg production is one of the cruelest practices in modern farming.
The vast majority of eggs consumed in North America are produced by hens that live out their entire lives in small, barren cages, shared with five or six other birds. Row upon row of these cages fill dark warehouses.
Hens are intelligent and social animals. They feel pain, fear and frustration. The extraordinary levels of stress they experience on a daily basis works to suppress their immune systems and make them highly susceptible to injury, sickness and disease.