Reason # 16
Egg-laying hens in the U.S. are crammed into battery cages, each with 4 to 8 other birds, stacked in rows by the tens of thousands. Manure and rotting carcass fumes billow up from below. Beetles form a layer over the waste. Some birds get loose and drown in the pit. Others get tangled in the wire and die of dehydration, then decompose, covered in bugs, while cage mates have no escape. Intense stress causes birds to attack one another. After 17 months of confinement, necks are covered with blisters, wings are bare, combs bloody, and feet torn. By now, the birds are considered an expense and will be disposed of expediently—
This comes from the book:
101 Reasons Why I'm a Vegetarian
by Pamela Rice
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