Largest U.S. Egg Producer Caught Abusing Chickens on Video
December 04, 2010
The Humane Society of the United States has released an undercover video that shows animal abuse at a Texas farm operated by the largest egg producer in the United States. The video shows images of dead birds, overcrowding and hens covered in feces.
"At one point the video shows a dead bird as eggs roll by just inches away on a conveyor belt."
In the second video above, a report from the Cornucopia Institute's report, "Scrambled Eggs: Separating Factory Farm Egg Production from Authentic Organic Agriculture," empowers consumers who want to give their money to hard-working family farmers instead of factory farms.
Their organic egg scorecard rates companies organic eggs based on 22 criteria that are important to organic consumers. The scorecard showcases ethical family farms and exposes the factory farm producers that are threatening to take over organic livestock agriculture. Some of the factory farm operators keep as many as 85,000 "organic" hens in a single building!