Egg-laying hens are arguably the most abused animals on the planet. A 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.

Extreme Cruelty and Neglect

Stuffed in Cages

Hens used for eggs are crammed into wire cages so small the birds can't walk, spread their wings, or engage in other natural behaviors.

Trapped and Trampled

Many birds become trapped and painfully mangled in the cage wire or under the feed trays. Without assistance, they suffer and die.

Rotting Corpses

Dead hens are forgotten and left to rot alongside birds still laying eggs for human consumption.

Reduced to Cogs

Deprived of any comfort, these intelligent, sensitive animals are treated as mere egg-producing machines.

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.