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As egg prices rise, evidence humans will never care about animals rises too

How sad that it can get to a point where a consumer might be inconvenienced to pay as much as 50 cents more for an egg, while chickens are suffering for our unabated cooperation with tyranny over their lives.

UNPARALLELED SUFFERING: About a decade ago I watched a partially unforgettable Josh Tetrick TEDx talk called The Future of Food. Josh is the CEO of Eat Just (previously Just, Inc.) and is behind the popular plant-based egg alternative Just Egg and other beloved alternatives like Just Mayo, which is a tasty egg-free mayonnaise. At his TEDx talk he highlighted the cruelty, unsustainability, and gargantuan injustice of using billions of chickens worldwide for what they’d be forced to continually produce for their 1.5 to 2 short years of life as the supposed egg dispensing machines that most humans incorrectly see them as.

Josh talked about male chicks at hatcheries being blended alive in macerators (or in some cases suffocated in plastic bags) because they don’t produce eggs. He spoke of how hens in battery cages (where most hens used for eggs live their entire lives) live in such restrictive settings that they can’t even spread their wings or get away for a moment from the stench, filth, and screams of living alongside 150,000 others in the same hellish man-made environment. He noted that over a billion humans go hungry every day while we continue to casually grow, transport, and inefficiently feed more food to the animals we breed into existence to eat than to deprived members of our own species as they waste away.

But possibly the most tragic of all the facts that Josh Tetrick recognized could be the avian flu outbreaks. Avian flu outbreaks are a tragedy because they have the potential to raise the prices of eggs and flesh, sometimes even creating empty shelves for a ‘product’ that people so badly cherish. How sad that it can get to a point where a consumer might have to pay as much as 50 cents or more for an egg! Avian influenza outbreaks could even create one of the next great pandemics, which could inconvenience humans maybe 1/1,000,000th as much as we inconvenience chickens and other birds for our unabated cooperation with tyranny over their lives. If the next mass influenza pandemic does come let’s be sure to once again scapegoat the ‘unvaccinated’ while we continue to shield the irresponsibility of the animal exploiters and animal consumers who refuse to stop engaging in some of the most stupid and selfish behaviors possible…

When I first watched the above TEDx speech years ago I had high hopes that by now things would be a lot different. I yearned so badly for a day when plant-based eating would be a serious competitor, or even overtaker, of its inhumane animal counterparts that humans currently consume more of than any other animal eating human society in history. This wasn’t the only inspiring video I had watched with Josh Tetrick back in the day. In another video I saw he mentioned how products like Just Egg would be so affordable at some point that they’d be accessible to the average person, just like how traditional chicken eggs are priced to such an inexpensive degree that most humans who have any money at all can afford them. However, this still hasn’t happened and I’m not holding my breath that it ever will.

In the present day, more animals are being exploited and killed than ever before and the risk of emerging pandemics is seemingly at its greatest too, not just because of how we play god with the dangerous situations we create with unwilling animals for food, but also because of the ruthless experiments we are allowing, and even funding, scientists to conduct on unwilling animals too. SOURCE…


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