Chicken meat and egg sales
What should be obvious to all of us is slowly coming to light.
Animals must be treated ethically on the simple premise that God created
them for purposes other than being exploited by us. They exist to
glorify God and to share the earth with us as companions and helpers.
In the area of food production, animals raised for food are not even
considered sentient beings but commodities; and their God-given rights
are ignored. In spite of the callousness of these industries, in this
case the chicken and egg industry, the increasing concern for animal
welfare is clearly affecting the sales of animal meat and products.
According to the United Kingdom (U.K.)’s National Farmers Union, the
sales of meat of chickens allowed to roam freely outdoors is 10 times
greater than of chickens housed in confined conditions. However, of the
860 million chickens annually produced in the UK, about 94% are still
raised indoors. On the same token, organic, free-range or barn eggs
sales have increased 24% between 2002 and 2005.
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Similarly, a report by Research and Markets indicates that the sales
of eggs in the US have decreased since 2000 due to “ethical food
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