"Hey take a closer look, it's me the chicken. I try and lay good eggs but it's tough under these conditions. Nobody gives a damn about me or the eggs. Or you for that matter. Be a vegetarian – please!" (photo: filthyorphan.com)
BTW, in the video, McDonald’s state that they are changing to another supplier. Oh, oh! Who? Did you notice that another big supplier, Wright County Eggs, also from Iowa, was the target of a 1/2 billion egg recall in the summer of 2010? They too have “a long record of violations.” And it mentions that two states ban the “battery caging” of chickens. Two? How about 42? Or 50 states?
So who do we trust to protect our family? A small animal rights group with a very clever secret agent? I don’t think so. How about this? Since two of the biggest companies who are breaking the most basic laws operate in Iowa and right now there’s a GOP election running in Iowa, let’s ask each candidate what they will do to eradicate this horrendously unsafe and totally unnecessary practice of “cost efficiency?” Of course, the odds of it becoming an election issue are about as long as the odds of you dying from salmonella – maybe? Send a link of this blog to your Congressional representative and ask them what comes first: The chicken, the egg or you?
Watch ABC 20/20. And also watch the film Food Inc. and read the book Fast Food Nation. You may never eat again. Or, at the very least, you might become a vegetarian. Today there is new health rule: Don’t eat it if it has a mother or a face. Of course, the politicians and egg-head, cost-efficiency managers will argue that an egg isn’t alive so it doesn’t have a mother or a face and furthermore, we don’t know which comes first – other than it’s not us.