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If You Eat A Lot Of Eggs, Brace Yourself For This Horrifying Industry Secret

After seeing these horrific images, I’m really regretting the two hard-boiled eggs I had for breakfast this morning.

Eggs are packed full of protein and they’re easy to prepare, making them an ideal breakfast option for people on the go. Before you decide to eat your next omelette, however, you need to know what’s happening to male chicks and female ducklings every day in egg industry. While you might be tempted to say these images came from somewhere in the developing world, they were taken right here in the good old USA.

Brace yourself. These images are gruesome and heartbreaking. Personally, they’re going to stick with me for a long time.

Brace yourself. These images are gruesome and heartbreaking. Personally, they're going to stick with me for a long time.

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As soon as baby chicks are old enough to be sexed — often on their first day of life — they are “culled.” The females, who will be able to lay eggs, are stuffed into cages. While a few males are kept for breeding purposes, the majority are killed immediately. Male ducklings, on the other hand, are kept for their meat, while the females are culled.

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@Regrann from @ashleyjane429 – Shortly after hatching, chicks bred in the egg industry are sorted by gender at the hatchery. Since male chicks can't produce eggs like hens do (as they are a menstrual product ๐Ÿ’‰) they are promptly thrown into a grinder alive. Or into a trash bag with thousands of other male chicks to slowly suffocate to death. They are of no value to the business ๐Ÿ’ฐ When considering "humane" ways of obtaining animal flesh or secretions, we should think of whether we would want it to happen to ourselves… to our own family. These industries are excellent at marketing to our wildest dreams of what a "happy" farm looks like. In reality most animals products come from enormous factory farms that, by contrast, resemble hell on earth. #cagefree #humane #freerange #natural #vegetarianfed – they are just marketing buzzwords. Think for yourself. Research the requirements for using these terms on packaging- you'll be surprised. Call the egg company you are buying from & ask. Google "male chick culling" "humane myth" or check out some of the hashtags below! Tag someone who doesn't already know about this. ๐Ÿฃ#chickculling #malechickculling #vegan #govegan #vegansofig #animalrights #animallover #vegetarian #chickenperiod #organiceggs #HumanelyRaised #feminism #debeaking #freerangemyth #freerangemyass #humanemurder #wholefoodslies #eggindustry #eggindustry #plantbased #plantbuilt #plantpower #plantstrong

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Up to 350 million baby chicks meet this horrific fate each year. It may sound odd, but the lucky ones are placed in plastic bags and suffocated.

Up to 350 million baby chicks meet this horrific fate each year. It may sound odd, but the lucky ones are placed in plastic bags and suffocated.

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Why is that lucky, you ask? Because the majority are placed onto a conveyor belt and dropped into a grinding machine.

The result is just as gruesome as it sounds.

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Although rarer, some male chicks are killed with carbon monoxide poisoning. Here, a worker can be seen shoveling their remains into a large dumpster.

Although rarer, some male chicks are killed with carbon monoxide poisoning. Here, a worker can be seen shoveling their remains into a large dumpster.

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What does all this mean from a chick’s perspective? Let’s just say that if I had room for the 500,000 chicks that will be put to death tomorrow, I’d adopt them in a second.

How many more chicks have to meet this horrific fate before the egg industry changes its inhumane practices? That’s really up to you. One choice is to go vegan, but that’s certainly not for everyone. The other is to source your eggs from local farmers who don’t engage in these types of cruel behaviors.

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@Regrann from @vegans_are_fucking_awesome – #chicks #malechicks ๐Ÿฃ #chickculling ๐Ÿค #eggindustry #chicken ๐Ÿ“ #eggs ๐Ÿณ #vegan ๐Ÿ™โœจ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿƒ๐ŸŒŒ๐ŸŒ Please spread awareness about animal cruelty.ย  Please stop killing defenseless animals for any reason.ย  Please go vegan.ย  Please consider veganism. Spreading vegan love everywhere it is needed ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ’ž๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ’—๐ŸŒŒ๐Ÿ’ซ๐ŸŒ #veganfortheanimals #compassion #empathy #spirit #spiritual #vibe #tribefamily #fucksociety #tinyhome #earthship #spaceship #farmsanctuary #offgrid #sustainableliving #govegan #vegan #vegansofbrooklyn #vegansofnyc #vegansofig #veganism #animalrightsadvocate #endanimslcruelty @Regrann from @veggiesandmeows – Every year in the US, 200 million baby male chicks are ground up in machines called maceraters or suffocated in plastic bags. They are killed within days of hatching, simply because they can't lay eggs. ๐Ÿฃ They are not genetically bred for meat, either, so they are useless to the industry. People always tell me that eggs aren't cruel because no animal dies. Aside from the horrific conditions that factory farm hens endure, even the smallest, most "family friendly" of farms purchase their layer hens from factories that kill baby male chicks. This Easter, choose plastic eggs (preferably EcoEggs), wooden eggs, or create a tradition of your own. No animals need die to celebrate life. #GoVegan โœŒ๏ธ Repost from @timothyshieff & @kalecrush

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