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“Care” Certified Our Butts
Posted By IsaChandra On February 21, 2008 @ 1:46 pm In Uncategorized | 37 Comments
Compassion Over Killing  is suing United Egg Producers for consumer fraud over the labeling of egg cartons . For years they were giving the cartons a self-congratulatory and disingenuous “Animal Care Certified” stamp of approval, when really it was just their stamp of approval. Think Bush’s “Mission Accomplished” sign. And now, despite the fact that it is illegal for them to do so, UEP is still using the logo.
We shouldn’t be eating eggs at all , but while a large majority of Americans are eating eggs, I’m happy that groups like COK are fighting for the chickens with any legal avenue they’ve got. This brings attention to the issues a little bit better than a fake tanned woman in a bikini does and maybe consumers (or, people buying stuff as it were) will wise up to the fact that they are being lied to. Of course, most still won’t really care, but it would be a step in the right direction.
For instance, every single egg producer (and when I say egg producer, I don’t mean the chickens, I mean the people “keeping” the chickens) kills the male chicks either by gas or suffocation or grinding them up, because the boy chicks are mostly useless. Yes, even those nice people at the farmers market practice this. Not to mention that the laying hens are killed at 8 to 18 months because they are “spent”. So where are your humane eggs now? Huh? Huh? I am shoulder shoving you and asking. Even in the best situations these are the bare minimum facts, and that is not even mentioning what a bunch of malarchy free range  is.
Anyway, please don’t argue with me in the comments about how you have a chicken sent by god in your backyard that begs for you to eat her eggs. Just bite the bullet, go vegan and leave me alone. It isn’t that hard and it’s really fun! See how much fun I’m having?!
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URLs in this post:
 Compassion Over Killing: http://www.cok.net/camp/inv/acc-lawsuit/
 United Egg Producers for consumer fraud over the labeling of egg cartons: http://www.forbes.com/markets/feeds/afx/2008/02/20/afx4678127.html
 We shouldn’t be eating eggs at all: http://www.veganoutreach.org/whyvegan/
 free range: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7Gbq3lkKwY
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