Monday, December 04, 2006

Zombie Chickens

Normally, I don't post much as far as animal rights news. Today I was at a website (no connection to veganism) where this article was linked.

The egg industry sickens me and anyone who believes that eating eggs causes no harm to chickens, need to read articles like this.

The first paragraph:

In this rich agricultural region of Northern California, ranchers have been turning chickens too old to lay eggs into compost at a rate of a half-million hens a year.

But some chickens not properly euthanized have been seen crawling out of the compost piles, earning them the name ``zombie chickens'' -- and hatching a debate over what else might be done with them and other ``spent hens.''

Link to the full article.

Those poor animals. After a years of laying eggs in tiny cages and being deprived of basic necessities, they are suffocated and then buried alive. All this, so that people can eat eggs. Can you imagine how scared those poor creatures must be, after clawing their way out of compost heap filled with other dead brothers and sisters?

News like this is so frustrating and I'm not even sure what I can do to help. Living by example and sharing information are the first steps though.


funwithyourfood said...


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the links , that is so sad :(

urban vegan said...

Makes me sick and so sad.

Nikk said...

I saw this story and it made me wonder how one can justify it.

Living beings are not to be treated with such disrespect.

Ugh, I'm outraged.

VeganHeartDoc said...

Excellent article. I think I'm going to send the link to my family of lacto-ovo vegetarians.

It's easy to think chickens live their happy lives and occasionally lay an egg for us and that's all there is to it. The truth is much sadder.

bazu said...

I've tried avoiding this article because I knew it would make me sick with sadness. I just can't stand the disinformation that's out there. There are billions of dollars spent to actively convince people that farm animals live idyllic lives... good cheese comes from happy cows? My ass.