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The term "free-range" is minimally regulated and widely misunderstood. Here are some resources on the "free-range" myth when it comes to chickens' eggs.

None of the following links contain graphic pictures or video; however, some links branching out from those I provided below may.

http://www.cok.net/lit/freerange.php

http://www.upc-online.org/freerange.html

http://www.peacefulprairie.org/freerange1.html

http://www.vegsource.com/jo/qa/qaeggs.htm

http://www.peta.org/mc/factsheet_display.asp?ID=96

http://www.noeggs.org (Thanks Pamela!)

http://peacefulprairie.org/freerange1.html (Thanks Emily Anne!)
 

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How do you feel if someone gets eggs or milk from a privet owned farm? Im just wondering. If the chickens are treated well, do not live in tiny little cages ect, and if the cows are treated well also.
 

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Have gone beyond looking at eggs and milk as a source of consumption.

To me it would be the same as milking your pet doberman and eating cockatoo eggs.

I believe animal products aren't beneficial to health, although they are acceptable. "Private farms" seem like a loophole for people to satisfy the need in their hearts to feel ethical while still participating in the industry.

While these "private farms" may be considered ethical in regard to suffering - so would road kill.

I like to think we can move beyond the animal industry as a whole. And by supporting complete liberation, we can strive for complete liberation.
 

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If eggs come from any chickens besides rescue laying hens, there is death involved. Even in home farm raised eggs, the male birds have been killed, usually as babies who are ground up or suffocated at the hatchery.
 

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This would make an excellent sticky. When I first gave up meat, I made up by eating more eggs. I just learned a few days ago that I wasn't helping prevent animal cruelty any that way. I really, really wish I would have known about this alot sooner. I think this should definately be a sticky. Especially with that title and the good links. Someone making the same mistake I did is bound to check it out.
 

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Originally Posted by DoveInGrey View Post

*votes for stickying*
It already is.
 

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This was a difficult subject for me when I made the transition between vegetarian to vegan. I kept saying that I'd stop consuming dairy because of the animal welfare, but if I went back to my country...where I know EXACTLY where the eggs and milk are coming from, and I know that they get to live a good life, then it would be ok.

Now I know better! It's not just about animal rights, it also has to do with how unnatural it is for humans to be consuming dairy/eggs/and of course meat. It's just not meant to be, for the animals and for us... so I left it alone.
 
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