Iowa Egg Recall: Animal Suffering in Numbers

On August 20, Seattle food safety speaker and blogger, Bill Marler, tweeted some numbers that help put the scale of U.S. laying hen suffering into perspective. To produce the 380 million eggs recalled on August 18, approximately five million birds over a 90-day period were required. That's a total of 450 million days of chicken "confinement, misery and agony."

For a perspective on what life is like for egg-laying hens on factory farms, check out this virtual battery cage, created by

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