Karen Davis, president of United Poultry Concerns, visited Happy Hen Organic Fertile Brown Eggs, a “free-range” egg farm in Pennsylvania. According to flyers for Happy Hen eggs, the hens run free “in a natural setting” and are “humanely housed in healthy, open-sided housing, for daily sunning - something Happy Hens really enjoy.” Davis’s observations stood in stark contrast to the farm’s claims. “Inside, the birds were wall to wall. They were severely debeaked and their feathers were in bad condition - straggly, drab, and worn off.” More than 7,000 birds were housed in each Happy Hen barn, and individual hens had no more than 1_ square feet of space, not room enough even to spread their wings. Happy Hens were also occasionally force-molted (denied food for several days to shock the hens into losing their feathers and prematurely starting a new laying cycle).
or why don’t they get a job and sober up instead of relying on non-homeless people for their main income source. them getting a job is definitely cheaper than housing them, and them continuing to stay there because they’re lazy and don’t want to do anything with their lives. now that’s an idea. and next time, don’t link people to some random-ass tumblr blog. i want real news sources (ex: NBC, Huff Post, Fox News, MSNBC, etc…)
From 16 years of age, Jadav Payeng has been planting a forest in northeast India, tree by tree. Not only is it fighting the effects of erosion, it’s become a home for elephants, rhinos, and Bengal tigers.
Darling, no medication is vegan. So please don’t feel guilty. We have to do what we have to do to get by.
This is important. I feel like veganism isn’t ever 100% unless you live outdoors, don’t pay taxes, etc.
You’ll always be a part of some type of animal cruelty if you’re living an average civilized life, BUT you do the best you can..
And as long as you’re trying, you’re doing better than most!
Same with contraceptives such as BCPs.
I take birth control daily. (Pills.) I’ve been on birth control for years. Admittedly I wanna switch to an IUD. (I tried once and the pain was way too intense for me. Gonna try again soon…) The pills helps me a lot and I’m really glad for them.
This is where many of the girls in one of Australia’s largest (and most well known) free range egg farm slept last night. There’s not enough room on the steel perches inside for up to 60 thousand birds and there is no straw anywhere for them to get comfy in.
I hope your night was more comfortable than theirs.
Press TV’s Gaza correspondent breaks down while covering Israeli killing of Palestinian children
Gaza is receiving no international aide as they are being slaughtered by Israel. Egypt has closed off it’s borders, won’t even extract medically injured persons or deliver medical supplies. Only let in Gazans with foreign passports. Civilians, kids, women, doctors, paramedics, are being murdered. my heart is so heavy and even though I am far from well off just living on American soil makes me feel so guilty rn. what a horrendous account of human rights violations occurring, and just look at those in power silently watching.
This is important. What is happening is unacceptable. Please continue to spread information.