Inside look at egg industries

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  1. chickenboy

    chickenboy Out Of The Brooder

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    One day I was surfing the web and I found this video. Go to wegmanscruelty.com and click on see thye video. It can be sad but I think you guys should see it. [​IMG]
     
  2. TheBigWRanch

    TheBigWRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's really sad, and it's hard to know what labels you can trust in the grocery store. I would rather pay high prices and know the animals were well taken care of. I saw a show like that about cattle, but the worst I have ever seen was about dogs that lived at a kennel before they were sold to science. It was horrible!
     
  3. silkiechicken

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    Videos like that are sad, and it is too bad it goes on. One thing I dislike about a lot of those sites is that they pick the worse situations and worse case scenarios to show in order to get a reaction out of people. Yes, bad things do happen, but often times, they are not the norm. Unfortunately, the common public uneducated about what really goes on in the thousands of other situations only see the one or two bad apples of the group.

    Full support for free range and raising your own stuff because you can't trust big business, but still, I am always critical of anything that is one sided and presented in order to put a bad face on all animal production.

    Shoot, especially about science. I work in science. Animals are treated more humanely than most people! There are pages upon pages upon pages of regulations and check ups and training and refresher courses that goes on to even be able to use a mouse in a lab... Animals I see in lab are some of the most cared for animals I see. Cage cleanings twice a day, vet care around the clock, the best feed and if any animal shows pain or suffering, it is taken care of right away. There's worse abuse in peoples back yards. Legal science is careful about where they get their animals. Mice are often thousands of dollars for a breeding pair and the permission to use them.

    Sorry about my rant but a lot of these animal cruelty due to science things really get to me because of all the misconceptions about what goes on.
     
  4. dlhunicorn

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    Cage cleanings twice a day, vet care around the clock, the best feed and if any animal shows pain or suffering, it is taken care of right away. There's worse abuse in peoples back yards. Legal science is careful about where they get their animals. Mice are often thousands of dollars for a breeding pair and the permission to use them.

    Sorry about my rant but a lot of these animal cruelty due to science things really get to me because of all the misconceptions about what goes on

    I agree one hundred percent.

    There's worse abuse in peoples back yards.

    and dont the people who live in those areas with no proper animal assylum facilities know it!!!​
     
  5. Llysse

    Llysse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree, too. However, I'm pretty familiar with the Wegman's case, and I don't know that this is one of those instances of just showing the worst things to get a reaction, although I'm sure the worst things in the case are getting the most attention, just because it's so hard for most people to believe that someone or some company could treat animals like that.

    It's the same way you'll hear these awful stories of cat hoarders or individual cases of animal cruelty, but you won't see lots of stories about the folks who keep a beloved golden retriever and take him to the vet when he's sick, feed him when he's hungry, give him fresh water and take him for walks in the park. That's just not newsworthy to most people, unfortunately (says the former journalist). Having spoiled pet chickens may be a little more newsworthy, just because they're regarded as unusual "pet material."

    There's a story here on the forum I read--it's pretty old, I think--a long saga a woman had with her neighbor when his dog broke into her yard, and her three chickens were able to injure the dog in self defense. The neighbor actually was furious with HER for "allowing" her chickens to hurt his dog, and regarded her three babies as nothing more than material for the stewpot.

    I guess what I'm saying is just that I think it's important to have stories like that covered, whether it's cruelty on a small scale or a large one. I think you obviously have to use your judgment when it comes to looking at the facts, because some journalists/papers will cover things for the sake of sensationalism. But the Wegman's story, even when you listen to the corporate responses to this allegation (says the former corporate PR manager) does seem to be on the up and up.
     
  6. Llysse

    Llysse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't find that story on the forum with a search; I was going to link to it. Maybe someone else can find it? I sent it to some "chicken" friends of mine, though, and I could find it in my email.

    It's starts out:

    October 13 2003 7:07 AM
    Well, I have seen it all.

    I have been worried about predators getting into my yard with my hens. Racoons, skunks, crows, falcons, buzzards, dogs, etc... I was worried something would eat them.

    Today my 3 hens were in the yard hunting for worms, eating the neighbors tomatoes, their usual things they do when out. Suddenly, I heard all kinds of commotion in the yard and looked out the back door to see what was happening. All I saw was my little Silkie backed up against my pool and a BIG huge mutt of a dog lunging towards her. Suddenly, from around the side of my pool come my Rhode Island Red and my Plymouth Rock running towards the dog.
     
  7. dlhunicorn

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    that is in the archives at the original BYC forum... (ezboard)
     
  8. TheBigWRanch

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    I should clarify, it was not the science labs that were abusing the animals, it was the broker that was buying the dogs to sell to science.
     
  9. sweetmama65000

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    i just watched the wegmans cruelty video. it was heart wrenching! i have bought free-range chicken eggs in the past, but now i will go to that store to make the purchase every time i need eggs. thanks for putting that link on the board so i could see it. i have sent it to everyone on my address list. how horrible for those poor birds.
     
  10. eldiablo

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    I too just watched the wegmans video. I could only make it through 14 mintues of the video. I was so blind to this before. I really feel sick now. I will not buy eggs from the store again.
     
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