Shocking Egg-Farm Film Reignites Animal Debate
Humane Society video sparks new battle with farmers
By Emily Rauhala, Newser User
Posted Apr 8, 2010 3:30 AM CDT
Updated Apr 8, 2010 5:44 AM CDT
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(Newser) – A video showing chickens being slammed into metal crates has reignited a battle between the Humane Society and farmers. The footage, shot by an undercover Humane Society volunteer, shows chickens held in battery cages over enormous manure pits and chickens being violently shoved into a euthanizing chamber. "We're asking they not be crammed into cages and crates barely larger than their bodies," says a society rep.

Inspired by California's 2008 animal welfare bill, Proposition Two, the animal welfare group has launched a campaign to change the way livestock is raised in America. It's having an impact: Wendy's, Sonic Corp, IHOP and Applebees have all switched to cage-free eggs. But farmers are fighting back, says the Los Angeles Times. They're campaigning hard to end the Humane Society's "extreme anti-animal agenda," said an industry spokesman.

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Apr 10, 2010 12:01 AM CDT
I don't care how much extra they cost. From now on I'm only buying free-range eggs.
Apr 9, 2010 12:59 PM CDT
I was offered organic, free-range eggs a while ago. I know the hobby farmer they comes from. I turned them down because they were $1.25 more than grocery store eggs. I feel sick watching this video. I think $1.25 extra is relatively puny compared to eating the horror that must be ~IN~ those commercial eggs we eat. I'll phone the farmer for my eggs from now on.
Apr 8, 2010 7:19 PM CDT
i love meat i dont like peta. the only good thing about peta is their sahsa grey add she is hot