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27 May 2015
Eggs: the price they pay
The myth of humane eggs

Eden Farmed Animal Sanctuary Honors
International Respect for Chickens Month

By Sandra Higgins, Sanctuary Director

May is International Respect for Chickens Month, an annual project launched by Karen Davis of United Poultry Concerns to celebrate chickens and the bleakness of their lives due to human use.

This year I would like to remember a group of hens rescued in July 2012. Some of their names will be familiar to you, in particular Joy, Flo and Verona. In less than three years since their rescue we came to know their indomitable spirits, their individual characters, how they interacted so engagingly with each other and with humans, the relationships they formed, how they lived, and how they died. Their personalities, rendered invisible among thousands of their commodified colleagues, came to light when they came home to Eden.

This video is taken as they first stepped onto Eden's ground. Despite the poor footage, taken with the only equipment available to us at the time, this video exposes the myth that egg production is natural and humane. Things to note include the hen who can barely walk because her body is so full of fluid (ascites), as well as extensive evidence of inflammation related to salpingitis (pelvic inflammatory disease) and peritonitis.

It justifies the call for a vegan world that will no longer breed these beings into an existence where their reproductive systems are so torturously exploited and into a world that fails to recognise them for who they are.

Are you vegan yet?

If you are not yet vegan please consider the price that hens pay when we view their eggs as food. Eden offers free online and in person vegan mentoring to help you make the transition to a less harmful way of living.

Watch the video

Hens rescued from enriched battery cages


Eden Farmed Animal Sanctuary

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