5.11.2010

National Egg Month


Did you know May is National Egg Month? I thought I'd share a little information about the cruelty that takes place in the egg industry (even with free-range). I find it empowering to learn more about where my food comes from and the impact it has on the lives of other living creatures. I hope you do as well. I'm in no way perfect, just trying to be a little more compassionate in the way I live my life. So in honor of this month, I'm boycotting eggs. We don't eat many eggs in our home. When we do, it's usually when I've baked something with them. And even then, it's usually eggs from rescued chickens.



The eggs in these pictures are from rescued turkeys, ducks, geese and chickens. These eggs weren't appropriate for consumption, because the flocks had just been dewormed. But they sure are beautiful, aren't they?

4 comments:

abby said...

Thank you for the reminder Amber, of the harsh world of animal affairs that we are so often unaware of. I was vegan for many years, and researched intensely all the truths behind the scenes. I am no longer strictly vegan but this knowledge I have gained and the bodily experience of eating and living in a way that is harmless has really shaped my choices today. I always appreciate your gentle way, and your sharing of useful knowledge.

leedav said...

Thanks for the reminder. My friend had some rescue chickens from Organic Valley and it was truly shocking how bad they looked. Hopefully someday I'll raise my own. Until then I will buy from farmers I know with small flocks.

FuNkY MoMmY said...

thanks for the info! I will pass it along to my friends and family!

simple things said...

Thanks for sharing. I really had no idea how awful conditions are for free range chickens. Free range eggs are the only animal product that I eat, but now I am going to have to do some more research on where my eggs come from (or stop eating them altogether, perhaps?).

I just came upon your blog via a comment that Abby (http://infusionfibers.wordpress.com/) made on Liane's (http://enhabiten.blogspot.com/) post about the book Eating Animals. It's lovely to read about you and Burl and your family. I am so inspired by the way that you are raising Burl.