Eggs Replacements & Substitutes
Eggs sold in supermarkets are produced in the most ethically intolerable conditions. Most hens reared for eggs are kept in battery cages that are tiny, poorly ventilated with no space to move around or spread their wings. Because of these conditions, hens yield very little produce causing them to be slaughtered before their second birthday which is less than half their lifespan.
Cage-free is a better option to battery eggs but that does not mean that the animals are treated better. Just like battery hens, most free-range or cage-free hens are slaughtered after their productivity declines. In addition, most free-range farmers get their chicks from hatcheries of battery eggs farms. In rather unfortunate statistics over 200 million ‘unwanted’ male chicks get killed each year within a day of leaving their egg shells.
You can, therefore, choose to avoid eggs and still enjoy muffins, pies, cookies, cakes and cupcakes. Our Guide to Egg-Free Eating will help you a great deal if you are looking to get rid of eggs in your diet.
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