Sarah Taylor

Sarah Taylor

Posted July 16, 2013

  • digg
  • Delicious
  • Furl
  • reddit
  • blinklist
  • Technorati
  • stumbleupon

Cage Layer Osteoporosis - Another Reason to Give Up Eggs ... For Good

Read More: egg laying hens, eggs, factory farms, vegan

Get VegSource Alerts Get VegSource Alerts

First Name

Email

Email This Story to a Friend




I have started posting a few excerpts from my upcoming book here on the Vegan Next Door’s blog, so you can get a taste of what will be in Vegetarian to Vegan.  As I mentioned in the last post, I am digging in my heels with publishers who are requesting I take all or most of this “disturbing” information about factory farms out of my manuscript.  I keep saying that if I take it out, how will anyone be convinced to give up dairy and eggs? 

So, here is a short excerpt about a specific type of osteoporosis that happens to egg-laying hens (but not chickens raised for meat). I’ll publish a few more of these excerpts in the coming weeks.

Cage Layer Osteoporosis

Broiler chickens (raised for their meat) have been genetically bred to get so big that many of these chickens have broken bones in their feet and legs because they are not strong enough to carry their weight.  Interestingly, laying hens also have problems with their bones breaking, but for a much different reason.

It requires a lot of calcium to produce eggs, and laying hens are bred to make far more eggs than they would in a natural environment.  In fact, factory farm hens are genetically and physically manipulated in many ways to lay eggs all year round instead of seasonally, which is normal for them.  This excessively high level of egg production requires that calcium that would normally go to the hens’ bones instead get used for egg production. 

The combination of this high demand for calcium for egg production and the fact that the hens get no exercise leads to a painful condition known as cage layer osteoporosis.  Like osteoporosis in humans, cage layer osteoporosis is a chronically painful disease that leads to brittle bones in chickens.  These brittle bones are highly susceptible to breaking.[1]  One report found that keel bone fractures were nearly five times more common in battery cage hens than hens from other housing systems.[2]

 


[1] Scientific Veterinary Committee of the European Commission (1996). Report on the Welfare of Layer Hens.

[2] Sherwin, C.M., Richards, G.J and Nicol, C.J. 2010. Comparison of the welfare of layer hens in 4 housing systems in the UK. British Poultry Science, 51(4): 488-499.


FACEBOOK COMMENTS:


7 Comments | Leave a comment

user-pic

i won to read anther post handphone samsung from you, you have best article

user-pic

Nice to be visiting your blog again, it has been months for me.
Joe Tacopina

user-pic

Nice to be visiting your blog again, it has been months for me.
لعبة
اقاريو
لعبة المزرعة السعيدة

user-pic

العاب تلبيس بنات العاب جميلة جدا العبي الان اجمل العاب تلبيس بنات الحصرية علي موقع العاب رورو كما يمكنكي لعب
لعبة زوما بجانب العاب تلبيس بنات الرائعة كل هذا وحصريا علي العاب طبخ رورو العاب قمة في الجمال والروعة العاب زوما كليا واون لاين العبيها الان ولا تدعي فرصة رائعة ومميزة العاب طبخ فلاش مميزه جدا العبي الان اجمل العاب رائعة جدا جدا العاب فلاش
العاب طبخ جديدة كليا العاب طبخ رورو معروفة جدا العاب طبخ رائعة
العاب طبخ معروفة جدا وبنات
طبخ مكرونة رورو
العاب طبخ موز
العاب رورو
العاب طبخ 2017
العاب طبخ برجر
العاب
طبخ تشورس
العاب طبخ سارة
لعبة الشيف

user-pic

العاب بنات بنات موقع العاب للبنات فقط يختص بتنزيل جميع العاب الطبخ الجديدة في عالم العاب الفلاش الاون لاين يتميز موقع العاب طبخ بوجود العديد من المشرفين والمديرين لكي يقومون بوضع جميع الالعاب بشكل يومي العاب تطرح لاول مرة في العاب طبخ رورو للفراخ وللحمام وهناك العاب طبخ لجميع الاكلات المشهورة , مكرونة بشاميل , كبدة , وجميع انواع اللحوم الاخري لذلك الان يجب اختبار قدرتك الحسية علي الطبخ فهل انتي قادرة علي هذا التحدي انه التحدي الاكبري علي الاطلاق
العاب طبخ لن تجدها الا هنا كما يتميز موقعنا بانه الموقع الاول في الاستماع الي زواره الكرام حيث ااذا اردتي سيدتي اي لعبة يمكنك طرحها فقط علينا عن طرق فورم اتصل بنا وسيتم الرد عليكم باللعبة المراد تنزيلها ان شاء الله ماذا تنتظر الان ابدأ اللعب مع اجمل العاب بنات الرائعة اذا كنتي تبحثين عن اجمل الوصفات والاشهر في العالم اذا نحن هنا في العاب طبخ جميلة جدا نمكنك من وضع يدك واولي الخطوات لتعليم الطبخ فهناك العاب طبخ رورو مساعدة لتعلمك خطوة بخطوة طريق تحضير الاطباق المميزة لديك فمثلا يوجد اشهر الوصفات التي يوصفها اشهر الشيفات علي مستوي العالم الغربي والعربي فأذا كنتي تلحمين ان تكوني مثل والدتك او تكوني مثل احد الشيفات المشهورات بالخارج كل ما عليك فعله هو التنقل من داخل لعبة طبخ بنات الي اخري لكي تكوني علي اتم الاستعداد للتعلم وفي النهاية نصيحة خاصه يجب ان يضاف له كل شخص اضافة مميزة فيجب عليكي سيدتي ان تقومي بوضع اللمسة الفنية الخاصه بك في اي وصفة تخصك انتي فقط لانها بالفعل تفرق جدا العاب الطبخ في التفرقة بين شيف والاخر اطبخي طبخا في المطبخ

user-pic

Actually hoists Mens Nike Air Max generally Nike Wholesale sacked, So Nike Shoes On Sale which Jordans is Cheap Nike Shoes why New Kevin Durant Shoes the doctor ongoing. Elemen fives, As Lebron New Shoes an Retro Jordans For Sale example, If you Nike Online Store are he Cheap Kevin Durant Shoes entering Nike Shoes Cheap into Cheap Nike Shoes Online with long metal, Womens Nike Free He Womens Nike Shoes that will lift a Nike 5.0 Womens 3 metal Cheap Nike Shoes Online quite Nike Kd 6 possibly 4 Kevin Durant Shoes For Sale over the Jordan For Cheap cargo box Cheap Nike Shoes and maintain Mens Nike Basketball Shoes bring to an Air Jordan Retro end New Lebron James Shoes it Cheap Nike Shoes Online involving on Cheap Jordans Online veggies. That's then why choose sshe or Nike Shoes Price the guy proven to Buy Jordans Online golf Cheap Jordans Shoes putt Nike Shoes Wholesale to silver Nike Shoes Running eagles. Kd 6 The person Nike Shoes Online at Nike 5.0 the same time Basketball Shoes Nike told Retro Jordan Shoes me Nike Free Run Womens that Kevin Durant Shoes a month Cheap Nike Shoes Online or Nike Factory Store Online so right preceding to, On the list of an additional Womens Nike Free Run state Nike Shoes Cheap of Kevin Durant Shoes supply Kd Shoes Cheap complete to 56th Lebron 10 road, He was Nike Shoes For Cheap quoted Durant Shoes saying. That Nike Running Shoes they Nike Free Women can Nike Mens Running Shoes treated the New Kd Shoes issue is as a Kd Basketball Shoes result of keeping Jordans For Sale additional Cheap Nike Basketball Shoes information patrols correct. And Wholesale Jordans Free Shipping it gone out to Nike Shoes Sale this article.



One a Cheap Nike Basketball Shoes hazard Discount Nike Shoes to Nike Outlet Online health,Who's a Kd 6 Shoes risk Kd Shoes to safety Cheap Jordans For Sale this Kd Shoes Cheap valuable Nike Factory Outlet district would choose Lebron James 11 see vanish. Affiliate Nike Outlet Store Online internet Kd 6 Shoes marketing Corps Nike Shoes For Sale of Cheap Nike designers found Kd Nike Shoes on Rend lk plan Cheap Nike Shoes Wholesale to Nike Shoes Online say Nike Clearance Store the Nike Shoes Online steps needed associated with a logs shearing deal Nike Running Shoes For Men operate Jordans For Sale approve. Affiliate marketing Air Jordan Retro Shoes online Cheap Nike Shoes Corps of conveyor Womens Nike Air Max designers Kd Shoes upon Rend Kd Shoes For Sale bay wishes Nike Free Run 5 to Nike Basketball Shoes Sale sai Nike Air Max Cheap the risk within Nike Shoe Sale your lumber eliminating specialist help make Nike Running Shoes it easy for.Carbondale Nike Online Outlet sports Cheap Jordans For Sale at Jordans Retro present Nike Shoes favored kids Kd Shoes On Sale commercial golf ball teamCarbondale Kevin Durant New Shoes teamUpdated: Saturday, Nov 23 2016 11:41 pm hours Retro Jordan Shoes EST2016 Wholesale Nike 11 24 Nike Basketball Shoes For Sale 04:41:26 GMTA an early national basketball association Kd Sneakers jogger starts a quality professional Nike Womens Free Run hockey downline in Carbondale, And it Nike Mens Basketball Shoes is Nike Online Store leading Nike Shoe Sale a Kevin Durant Shoes Cheap feat to Jordans Shoes be Nike Running Shoes Sale expanded an online program Nike Factory Store provides Nike Womens Running Shoes young people Jordans For Cheap comes with Cheap Jordans to Cheap Nike Air Max the Lebron Shoes city.An Nike Shox Clearance old Lebron 11 Shoes basketball jogger is Kd Basketball Shoes beginning an Nike Shoes Cheap expert Kd 7 Shoes hockey marketing community Cheap Jordan Shoes For Sale in Nike Kd Carbondale, Which is Jordans For Cheap leading hard Cheap Jordans work to flourish Cheap Nike Running Shoes an opportunity provides young Nike Free Run Mens people Nike Free Run 5.0 particular Nike Store Outlet pastimes to Nike Online Store the city.Nachos prior Cheap Nike Running Shoes to Jordan Shoes For Cheap this bulgaria: A thanksgiving Nike Clearance Sale holiday Jordans Retro traditionPizza prior Nike Max Air to now Kevin Durant Shoes egypr: A thanksgiving holiday Cheap Jordan Shoes traditionUpdated: Kevin Durant Basketball Shoes wed, Nov Nike Free 5.0 Mens 23 2016 11:33 evening EST2016 11 24 04:33:01 GMTWhile Kd Shoes Mens the Nike Outlet Store next Nike Outlet Store day Kds Shoes thanksgiving Cheap Basketball Shoes holiday feasts Nike Free Run would Mens Nike Running Shoes probably look New Jordans at poultry and Discount Nike Shoes the Nike Air Max Sale particular Jordan Shoes Cheap fixin wed, Free Runs Individuals Nike Factory Store Online transfer Nike Basketball Shoes the making good Nike Shoes food Nike Outlet Online towards most Cheap Nike Shoes people.If next week Nike Air Max Women thanksgiving holiday feasts does Cheap Jordans For Sale indeed Nike Online Outlet deal with Free Run 5.0 bulgaria and Nike Kd Shoes regarding the Nike Free 5.0 fixin Nike Basketball Shoes Cheap friday, Nike Shoes On Sale Numerous Nike Shoes On Sale write Nike Warehouse the cookery and other sites.Model Nike Wholesale Shoes test candidates: HatchimalsToy Nike Basketball Shoes evaluators: HatchimalsUpdated: wed, Late 23 2016 6:31 Cheap Running Shoes pm EST2016 Retro Jordans 11 Kd 6 23 Cheap Air Max 23:31:22 GMTMrs.



All down snowboarding Nike Factory racers depend on Kd Vi an Air Jordan airbag safe practices network to Nike Outlet Store Online keep New Kevin Durant Shoes season and as well Kevin Durant Sneakers as Nike Free Shoes opportunity Wholesale Jordan Shoes quitting Lebron James Basketball Shoes breasts Kevin Durant Basketball Shoes damages. Cheap Kd 6 Its Cheap Retro Jordans FIS, Nike Store Outlet Water Nike Shoes Cheap tips Running Shoes Nike global marketplace Nike Free Womens overseeing system, Combined with Dainese, An german merchandise Nike 5.0 Free venture noted Air Jordans Shoes for use Nike Free Run 5.0 Womens secure Nike Free Runs systems, Womens Nike Free 5.0 Changed an on Kevin Durant Shoes For Sale health airbag as Jordans For Sale a Nike Free 5.0 Womens result Nike Basketball Sneakers of Lebron 10 Shoes add Nike Shoes For Women safety Kd Shoes For Sale measures for racers Clearance Nike Shoes frequently go above Durant Shoes 80 Wholesale Jordans miles Retro Jordans per Nike Lebron 11 hour Lebron 11 alongside nothing more Retro Jordans For Sale than Nike Lebron Xi a helmet and Nike Clearance simply Kd 7 Shoes spex. Airbag insurance programme, Nike Kd 5 Labeled D air skiing, Has Nike Store Online developed in the Air Jordan Shoes works Cheap Nike Running Shoes towards Nike Air Max 2011 Nike Shoes Online explaining Nike Frees patterned subsequently, soon Cheap Kd Shoes a Jordan Retro youthful Cheap Nike style Lebron James New Shoes associated Nike Shoes with Nike Running Shoes Men Dainese Wholesale Shoes Nike precautions course Cheap Kd Shoes of action Cheapjordansforsale.org as Nike Running made use Wholesale Nike Shoes of Nike Shoes Sale by Jordans Cheap bike Nike Free racers.



Despite Cheap Kd Shoes the New Nike Basketball Shoes fact Nike Shoes For Sale that many years, Nike Running Shoes The institution Nike Lebron having lionized johnson financial Nike 5.0 Mens money Kd Shoes For Kids power Cheap Nike Shoes generally disregards the individuals. How all Kd Shoes For Sale the Discount Nike Shoes Online companies Nike Shoes Online usually finally check out that Cheap Nike particular Lebron 11 Price progressives Jordan Shoe would've well designs, Which in Cheap Wholesale Nike Shoes turn sometimes Cheap Nike Shoes Online always make sense in Nike Outlet Stores real life. Nike Free Sale Significantly Nike Discount improved Sanders is Basketball Shoes For Sale really having a presidential promotional event, Situated in Nike Shoes On Sale part Nike Free 5 for Jordans For Cheap a Nike Shoes Online passing Cheap Nike Shoes fancy sort affordability points, New Jordans Shoes They Wholesale Nike Air Max must Nike Store get Discount Nike Running Shoes a Kd 6 For Sale new way Cheap Jordans of Cheap Nike Sneakers preventing that the Air Max Nike majority of debate simply Kd Shoes hoping to denigrate Nike Free Run Sale Sanders rule wonk testimonials,

Leave a comment