Think Cage Free Eggs Means Happy Healthy Chickens? Think Again-Direct Action Everywhere Uncovers Ugly Truth

Animal rights group, Direct Action Everywhere has uncovered the truth and ABC filmed the truth at Safeway

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A few weeks ago, I sent you the story of a little hen named Scarlett, rescued from being crushed to death at a “humane” Safeway farm. Well, I’ve got AMAZING news: ABC outlets in over a dozen major media markets aired Scarlett’s story today as part of a broader exposé of the egg industry. Millions of Americans will now see the terrifying reality of cage-free eggs.

We made this happen together. We have no press budget, so mainstream media picks up our stories when they see us trending in social media. And because of you (and activists like you across the world), ABC flew a crew all the way to California to capture our latest.

Now here’s what you can do:

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Scarlett made it back from the brink of death, but miracles like that are impossible without you. Let’s keep pushing until the entire world sees the truth: suffering animals need to be rescued, not used like machines!

Wayne
DxE co-founder and lead investigator

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BREAKING: ABC News walks with DxE as we rescue a dying bird from a cage-free farm.

You won’t believe the industry’s response.

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Direct Action Everywhere
Direct Action Everywhere SIGN the petition. Ask Safeway to stop torturing hens: http://www.directactioneverywhere.com/crushed-safeway

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Direct Action Everywhere
Direct Action Everywhere Akshar, you can use a zip code such as 94705. It should work then. 🙂

MaryKate Fain
MaryKate Fain This just shows there is no right way to do the wrong thing 🙁
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Amber Clancy
Amber Clancy I’m so sick of the food industry lying!!!!!!!!!! They don’t fool me anymore and I am spreading the word like wildfire 😡
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Direct Action Everywhere All they do is lie, Amber. Please sign our petition: http://www.directactioneverywhere.com/crushed-safeway…

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Wayne Hsiung
Wayne Hsiung There is power in rescue. The scene of Ashley Sloan rescuing a poor bird is so beautiful. The team that executed this investigation was amazing.
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Direct Action Everywhere
Direct Action Everywhere Great job to the incredible team! Thanks for taking Scarlett’s story to the world and exposing the cage-free lie!
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Arwen Carlin
Arwen Carlin Thank you, Direct Action Everywhere for exposing the truth. Even the hens they showed with the family have serious reproductive issues because they have been genetically engineered to lay so many eggs. Not to mention, all their brothers were ground up alive the day they were born. There is no humane way to exploit another animal’s reproductive system.
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Direct Action Everywhere
Direct Action Everywhere Thank you Arwen! You’re exactly right! No humane way to exploit someone!
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Walter Becker
Walter Becker Please do not fool yourselves everything in the food industry is based on lies, they want to make money.
They do not honestly care about animal welfare as long as they get away with it.
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Direct Action Everywhere
Direct Action Everywhere Exactly! Sign this petition and ask Safeway to stop this torture: http://www.directactioneverywhere.com/crushed-safeway

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Kitty Jones
Kitty Jones I’m so glad this got coverage! Even beyond what she saw on the farm itself, there is also immense suffering before and after the hens arrive that these awful places. from hatchery to slaughterhouse its all violence and oppression. Everyday the truth is coming and those who profit from animal suffering are having to defend themselves like never before!
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Direct Action Everywhere
Direct Action Everywhere Thanks for being a part of this investigation Kitty! Sign the petition: http://www.directactioneverywhere.com/crushed-safeway

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Steve Erlsten
Steve Erlsten In their follow-up, ABC talked to Dr. Darrin Karcher, whose career centers around promoting exploitation of hens and turkeys. Dr. Karcher says “from a science standpoint, there is nothing there that I am aware of that would allow us to say the birds are happier in this type of system versus” caged egg production. When animals’ well-being compete with profits, the profits always win.
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Kelly Peck
Kelly Peck Didn’t think I’d be crying this early. You are all heros. Great coverage! Keep it up as always 💕
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Direct Action Everywhere
Direct Action Everywhere Thank you for your kind words Kelly Peck! Together, we are exposing lies and rescuing animals. Thanks for being a part of it. Take a moment to sign the petition: http://www.directactioneverywhere.com/crushed-safeway

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Cole Deloye
Cole Deloye “Nothing in science to say they are happier in one set up than another”
Unbelievable.
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Direct Action Everywhere Sigh! That line is unbelievable considering all the marketing and lies for cage-free! Take a moment to sign the petition: http://www.directactioneverywhere.com/crushed-safeway

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Kosher Cruelty Uncovered

PETA

ACTION ALERT

Dear Tere,
In July 2016, eyewitnesses from PETA and Anonymous for Animal Rights (Israel) traveled to South America to expose one of the cruelest industrial cattle slaughter methods in the world. It’s known as “shackle and hoist.”
Kosher Slaughter

Join us in urging Israeli authorities to ban imports from slaughterhouses that engage in this barbaric practice.

Thank you for your compassion for animals.
Sincerely,
PETA
‘Shackle and Hoist’ Horror
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The Hidden Cost of Cheap Kosher Beef

In July 2016, eyewitnesses from PETA and Anonymous for Animal Rights (Israel) traveled to South America to expose one of the cruelest industrial cattle slaughter methods in the world. It’s known as “shackle and hoist.”


“The shackling and hoisting shown in this video is a violation of all industry and international welfare guidelines.” 
—Dr. Temple Grandin, renowned animal-welfare expert.

What Rabbis Say

Shockingly, representatives of the office of the chief rabbi of Israel previously defended the kosher status of “shackle and hoist” beef, reportedly declaring that “gratuitous cruelty” does not “disqualify the meat” as kosher.

However, many other rabbis across the spectrum have spoken out against “shackle and hoist” slaughter, citing Jewish laws and principles, especially tsaar baalei chayim—not causing unnecessary harm to animals:

“It is hard to reconcile the humane slaughter that kashrut is meant to represent with this barbaric practice.” —Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz, president and dean at Valley Beit Midrash

Workers restrained cows with a sharp tool called a "devil's fork" and by hooking them by the nose. After workers wrenched the cows' heads back, the slaughterer cut the throats of the completely conscious animals, causing their blood to spurt out.

“[T]he restraint methods used in South American kosher slaughter are the most crude and abusive in the commercial kosher slaughter industry.” —Rabbi Adam Frank, Masorti Congregation Moreshet Yisrael

“We have good evidence that shackling and hoisting animals while still conscious causes immense pain to the animals themselves. … Especially since a much less painful alternative is available for kosher slaughter, shackling and hoisting them unquestionably constitutes a violation of Jewish laws that forbid us to cause undue pain to animals.” —Rabbis Elliot N. Dorff and Joel Roth, the Committee on Jewish Law and Standards of the Rabbinical Assembly

Shekels, Lies, and Videotape

Following a series of previous PETA investigations into kosher slaughterhouses in Uruguay, the chief rabbi of Israel promised to phase out “shackle and hoist” slaughter and declare the meat to be “non-kosher”:

“Rabbinate to Phase Out ‘Shackle and Hoist’ Animal Slaughter” —Jerusalem Post

“Israel’s Chief Rabbi to Mark Imported Beef Unkosher if Slaughtering Process Not Changed” —Haaretz

But as this new video has exposed, these promises have not been kept. Sixty to 80 percent of the beef exported to Israel is still produced using “shackle and hoist” slaughter. So why does the Chief Rabbinate of Israel continue to certify such a primitive and cruel practice when there are other methods of kosher slaughter that use more modern equipment and cause less suffering? “Shackle and hoist” slaughter only persists because it’s faster and cheaper to disregard animal welfare.


This carefully calculated cruelty allows slaughterhouses to kill more than 90 cows per hour. “Shackle and hoist” slaughter is almost twice as fast as less agonizing methods. This is the hidden cost of cheap kosher meat. The cows are paying the price.

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