Putting chickens before eggs - The complex choice of buying eggs

CANADA - This Easter, you won’t find the executive director of the Vancouver Humane Society hunting for eggs. Debra Probert hardly eats them. When she does, she makes sure they’re certified organic. But the animal-rights advocate doesn’t expect everyone to ban eggs Benny.

“We’re very realistic,” Probert told the Georgia Straight in a phone interview from Columbus, Ohio, where she was attending a United Poultry Concerns conference. “The VHS promotes veganism, that’s the most important way people can help animals. But most people consume the product, and they’re inherently kind. That’s why we say organic and only organic eggs.”

Most egg eaters, though, are faced with a far more complex choice than whether or not to shell out for organic. Stand in front of the egg refrigerator at the Davie Street Safeway and the selection is dizzying. Among the more than 10 choices on the shelves are regular eggs in different colours, brands, and sizes; Omega 3 eggs; organic eggs; and free-range eggs, not to be confused with free-run eggs...

Source: Vancouver Free Press
calendar icon 14 April 2006
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