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June 23, 2015

If you have ever eaten an egg from Costco, you should know this.

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Not sure whether to be mad or sad. Why not both?

Jesus. “Just-released investigation into a Costco egg supplier finds dead chickens in cages with live birds laying eggs, and dumpsters full of dead chickens.”

We don’t have to be vegan to boycott factory farms.

Costco Doesn’t Want You To Know What’s Wrong With These Eggs

TAKE ACTION: humanesociety.org/costco
A recent HSUS investigation revealed a Costco egg supplier cramming chickens into tiny cages, forcing birds to live in cages with the decayed, mummified corpses of their dead cage-mates, and engaging in other inhumane practices that are bad for animals and food safety. This is in stark contrast to the happy hens and green fields depicted on egg cartons sold at Costco.
It’s been eight years since Costco indicated publicly that it wanted to eliminate cage confinement of chickens from its supply chain. Let the company know that now is the perfect time to go cage-free!

 

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Relephant bonus: Ryan Gosling Pens Letter Urging Costco to Sell Cage-Free Eggs

>>> Wherever eggs come from, this is what happens to all the male chicks (since they can’t lay eggs).

“The sad thing is that regardless of where you buy your eggs, regardless of whether they are free-range, cage-free…male chicks are a useless byproduct of egg production and are killed shortly after hatching virtually everywhere that eggs are produced.” > Source

> The best guide we’ve found is the Cornucopia Institute: http://www.cornucopia.org/organic-egg-scorecard/

“It might take a little work to find a good source near you, but I’d say it’s worth it. I’d rather spend a little time and a little more money to know where my food comes from, rather than rely on a giant corporation to factory farm chickens in the cheapest way possible.”

Compare that Costco video to this one from Vital Farms (which should be available nationwide):

One more bonus:

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