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Nearly fifteen months after uncovering unspeakable cruelty at
Ohio’s largest egg factory farms, Mercy For Animals investigators
have again gone undercover behind closed doors to shed light on the
inherent cruelties of battery cage facilities. The investigation
began in December, 2002 after Weaver Brothers Egg Farm, located in
Versailles, Ohio, failed to respond to a certified letter requesting
a tour and expressing concern over the farm's treatment of hens.
Following stringent industry-guideline biosecurity measures, and
armed with video and photo equipment, MFA investigators made
nighttime visits to the factory documenting case after case of
animal neglect and abuse.
The findings of this investigation are, sadly, all too common. In
the past two years, seven undercover investigation at egg farms in
Ohio, Maryland, Minnesota, and New Jersey have uncovered the
- Hens with broken, damaged, and feces-covered feathers packed
into tiny wire battery cages so small they cannot even spread
- Hens suffering from huge, untreated growths and infections.
- Hens who had become completely immobilized without access to
water when their wings/head/neck/or feathers became trapped in the
wire of the cage.
- Dead hens left to decompose in cages with live hens who are
still producing eggs for human consumption.
- Hens who had escaped their cages, wandering in manure pits,
with no access to water.
- Live hens thrown away in trash bins or dumpsters, left to die
MFA’s recent investigation at Weaver Brothers Egg Farm has again
exposed such abuses. The previous facilities investigated are not
the “bad apples” or the “exceptions”, but rather the cruelties
uncovered are accepted industry practices.
Ending institutionalized animal abuse is as simple as making
humane and compassionate food choices. Adopting a vegan diet is a
healthy and powerful way of taking a stand against farmed animal
Don't buy Eggs