Nearly 15 months after uncovering unspeakable cruelty at Ohio’s largest egg factory farms, Mercy For Animals investigators have again gone undercover behind closed doors to shed light on the inherent cruelties of battery cage facilities. The investigation began in December, 2002, after Weaver Brothers Egg Farm, located in Versailles, Ohio, failed to respond to a certified letter requesting a tour and expressing concern over the farm’s treatment of hens. Following stringent industry-guideline biosecurity measures, and armed with video and photo equipment, Mercy For Animals investigators made nighttime visits to the factory documenting case after case of animal neglect and abuse.
The findings of this investigation are, sadly, all too common. In the past two years, seven undercover investigations at egg farms in Ohio, Maryland, Minnesota, and New Jersey have uncovered the following:
Mercy For Animals’ recent investigation at Weaver Brothers Egg Farm has again exposed such abuses. The previous facilities investigated are not the "bad apples" or the "exceptions," but rather the cruelties uncovered are accepted industry practices.
Ending institutionalized animal abuse is as simple as making humane and compassionate food choices. Adopting a vegan diet is a healthy and powerful way of taking a stand against farmed animal abuse.
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