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Aren't eggs almost vegetarian?

Eggs are the cause of prolonged suffering and death for hens and chicks, so No, it isn't anything close to being vegetarian,

'Eggs are almost vegetarian aren't they? No one is killed.' But actually eggs are about as vegetarian as meat. Humans are treating hens like machines to maximize profits

An egg laying hen is confined to a tiny cage for 2-3 years  with 6-7 other hens in as much space as an A4 size sheet of paper. Sometimes solitary confinement is not a punishment. Squashed into that little space, causes extreme stress and constant egg laying depletes calcium from their bones making them prone to painful fractures.

While male chicks are killed by the thousands in every poultry farm, killed in terrible ways including suffocation, being gassed to death or being minced alive by machines. So take a look at these pictures and you decide.. are eggs still vegetarian?

  • Rashes and boils caused by years of cramped confinement
    Rashes and boils caused by years of cramped confinement (source OFP)
  • Claws falling through the wire cages
    Claws falling through the wire cages (source farm sanctuary)
  • Chickens that get stuck are left to die
    Chickens that get stuck, between cages or in the wires, are left to die (source farm sanctuary)
  • Stuck in dark cramped cages, denied of anything natural
    Stuck in dark cramped cages, denied of anything natural (source farm sanctuary)
  • Made to live in dark filthy sheds in cages stacked over each other
    Made to live in dark filthy sheds in cages stacked over each other (source farm sanctuary)
  • often dead dying birds are left around the ones who are still alive
    often dead dying birds are left around the ones who are still alive
  • Dark and dismal life of an egg laying hen
    Dark and dismal life of an egg laying hen (source farm sanctuary)
  • Living in these conditions causes severe rashes boils and other painful diseases
    Living in these conditions causes severe rashes boils and other painful diseases (source farm sanctuary)
  • up close - skin diseases on egg laying hens
    up close - skin diseases on egg laying hens (source ofp)
  • Discarded male chicks - egg laying hens
    Discarded male chicks - egg laying hens (source farm sanctuary)
  • The IMD or instant mechanical destruction machine which minces chicks while still alive
    The IMD or instant mechanical destruction machine which minces chicks while still alive (source commons)
  • Debeaking using a hot iron blade to cut throuh sensitive beak tissue
    Debeaking using a hot iron blade to cut throuh sensitive beak tissue
  • Living chicks thrown into plastic disposal bags to be killed by suffocation
    Living chicks thrown into plastic disposal bags to be killed by suffocation
  • Discarded male chicks - egg laying hens
    Discarded male chicks - egg laying hens (source farm sanctuary)
  • Mother hens keep a close watch on their brood
    Mother hens keep a close watch on their brood
  • Healthy happy and free
    Healthy happy and free
  • Give a chick a chance? Say no to eggs
    Give a chick a chance? Say no to eggs