Egg-laying hens are arguably the most abused animals on the planet. A new Mercy For Animals undercover investigation exposes the dark underbelly of the Canadian egg industry. Despite the fact that Canadians overwhelmingly oppose the use of cages in egg production, the vast majority of egg-laying hens are crammed in cages for nearly their entire lives. They can’t even walk without stepping on other birds. Their feet ache from standing on metal wire. Dead birds are left to rot in cages alongside hens still laying eggs destined for your breakfast plate. This is blatant animal abuse. It’s time to end it.

Eggstreme Cruelty and Neglect

A Lifetime in a Cage

Thousands of hens crammed inside cages and unable to freely walk, spread their wings, or rest comfortably

Trapped and Trampled

Birds trapped in cage wire or under feed troughs, trampled by their cage mates and unable to reach food and water

Rotting Corpses

Dead birds rotted beyond recognition left in cages with hens still laying eggs for human consumption

Lack of Care

Birds with swollen eyes, bleeding prolapses, extreme feather loss, and other serious afflictions denied proper veterinary care

Life Inside a Cage

Take a 360-degree look inside a battery cage at Gray Ridge Egg Farms. Is an egg for breakfast worth a lifetime of misery for a hen in a cage like this?

The best way for individual consumers to help end this cruelty is to leave animals off their plates.