Did you know that the majority of pork, poultry and egg products we eat are raised in factory farms? This means that nearly all the egg, pork + poultry product we consume come from animals that aren't treated as animals but as a "unit" in an intensive production system. They don't live outdoors in green, rolling pastures but are housed in overcrowded indoor systems, many never seeing the light of day until their trip to the abattoir arrives.
Animals Australia this week launched a new campaign that they hope will put an end to factory farming in Australia. The campaign is aimed at opening our eyes to what goes on behind the closed doors of factory farming so we, as consumers, can make kinder choices.
Have a watch of the video - it explains a lot and for some people the information within will be a revalation (believe me, until a year ago I had no idea this was how these animals lives. No idea). And then what? Make a pledge to help change the way we treat animals, all animals, in this country.
Be a voice for animals at AnimalsAustralia.org
It's OK to eat meat and eggs, but as consumers we have the power to make kinder choices at the checkout. We have the power to help end the suffering of animals in factory farms. Now that we've seen that the layer hens used to produce caged eggs are kept four to a tiny cage, why wouldn't you buy free range eggs? It's a no brainer isn't it?
And what I am going to do?
- Not to support factory farming
- NEVER EVER EVER to buy cage eggs. EVER.
- To buy free-range eggs, poultry and pork.
- To eat less meat.
For more information visit Make it Possible.