Humane Egg Production and the Dilemma of Compromise

While  many people are becoming more aware of the myriad reasons to abstain from meat, the egg question is much less explored by the mainstream. Unfortunately, egg-laying hens likely suffer the most and on the largest scale of any animals in the modern food industry. Given this fact, the news that The Humane Society of the United States  and United Egg Producers are introducing a major agreement this month for legislation seeking to set national standards for animal welfare in egg-production is no small matter.

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