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<a href="http://claremontcurrents.com/claremontprogressive/2011/04/05/the-ethics-of-cage-free-eggs/" target="_blank">http://claremontcurrents.com/claremo...age-free-eggs/</a><br><br>
Yeah, shameless self-promotion, or something like that. Stalkers of the internet, yes, that is my real name. Special thanks to Irizary for linking me to some great resources I used for the piece.
 

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You real name is the name you choose for yourself, silly :p
 

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Well, the one on there is my legal one. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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Wonderful article! Congrats on having it published!!<br><br>
Prior to getting on VB, I clicked on a sidebar link - just said something like, dare to know the truth? and showed a piece of beef. It was Mercy for Animals Farm to Fridge video. Very graphic, esp. the video and info on hens.<br><br>
People also forget the massive use of eggs in all sorts of research, personal products, drugs, vaccines... I should look up the percentage of eggs for consumption vs. product use.
 

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BRILLIANT article - I love it. You addressed all of the fundamental points, which is fantastic. I was happy to see you covered the issue of hatcheries, as this is such a hidden aspect of the egg industry. Also the issue of cognitive dissonance - how people are often blind to their hypocritical and inconsistent treatment of animals; to their speciesism.<br><br>
Are you a journalism student? You write extremely well. I finished a journalism degree last year and aim to write about animal rights as much as I can. Sadly the mainstream media are reluctant to publish these types of articles, so attempting to get published in independent publications (or a student publication like what you've done) is a great alternative and can still reach a massive readership. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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That's a great article! You're really getting the truth out there. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Thanks, all! I'm glad you liked it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
I'm not a journalism student; I'm actually studying linguistics/computer science. I ended up writing this because one of my good friends is on staff at the paper so I knew they were desperate for content. They're a great group; in addition to being willing to publish my stuff they put out lots of good articles about social justice, patriarchy, economic inequality, etc. Unfortunately, they're not very organized (perhaps a consequence of their nonhierarchical organizational structure) and they don't publish nearly as often as they could.
 

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Extremely well written! But then, I would not expect anything less. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Well done! I was familiar with most of the practices you mention in your article, but did not know that forced molting has such a high mortality rate (not that a period of starvation to effect this would have been acceptable otherwise).
 

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Nice job! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":up:">
 
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