Skip to comments.How California Voters Raised the Price of Eggs Across America
Posted on 03/08/2014 11:22:49 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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Men are supposed to treat animals with a modicum of respect before they kill them and eat them. I don’t think this is as much a liberal versus conservative issue as it is a humanitarian issue.
Caging chickens 24 hours a day for their entire lives, just doesn’t seem to me to be the way that God intended that these creatures be treated. God gave men Men stewardship over the beasts of the field, but that does not give men the moral right to abuse them.
Yes the cost of eggs has gone up, but it never affected me because I always bought cage free eggs. And guess what, the price of cage free eggs has gone down!
That can't be right. Unless EBT allowances are raised, these requirements mean that food stamp users get less food for their EBT dollar.
Yep, the article mentions Florida and pork production. Several years ago, the FL constitution had Amendment X added which gave pregnant pigs rights. My question at that time was, how can you tell if a pig is pregnant or just fat? Shouldn’t there be a state agency running around giving pregnancy tests to piga to make sure their rights aren’t being violated. (With sarcasm in my voice, of course.). My solution was “Let’s just eat ‘em instead”.
I agree with you there. Why do we allow the liberals to take the high road in matters such as this? No conservative that I know would go for animals being abused in any way and the idea of chickens being cooped up in a cage their entire lives just so that they can produce eggs more efficiently sickens me.
Mine are free from the coop. Just requires a small amount of upkeep.
I whole-heartedly agree with you.
Oh my gosh. Any idiots who think eating reproductive parts of sick, penned in, beak removed chickens is decent nourishment, go for it. Anyone who wishes to save a buck by eating from sick animals, have at it.
Even “free range” is bull. They still pen in the chickens so tightly they can’t get to the tiny open door that exists to get that label of free range. It’s a scam. Their feed makes the eggs contaminated as well. These are sick birds. Smart humans wouldn’t eat from them, even if it is cheaper at the supermarket.
Food literally becomes you. Skimp on other things. Never on your sources of protein, unless you love neurological diseases and cancer.
Healthy eggs are pastured (organic feed preferable). Yes, they cost more. Sick, poorly fed animals are cheaper to eat. But healthy animals roaming in fields, eating bugs and bits of grass and rocks, along with decent feed, make the healthiest food on the planet — their eggs!
“...food stamp users get less food for their EBT dollar.”
You mean just like the rest of us? Just damn!
I suspect California already set a precedent with it's car emission standards.
Chicken are food, don’t name your food, don’t cuddle your food, don’t play with your food. Eat your food, chicken is food.
I get my eggs from a local gal. I have my choice, Brown or green. Best eggs ever, and fresh. 3 bucks a dozen, and worth it!
So stop shipping eggs into California. Let those fools pay 15 dollars a dozen. They voted for it, let them enjoy the consequences.
Baby pigs are tasty roasted whole over an open fire.
Exactly. Don’t sell in California and undercut their ass by 20% in every other state.
I think if more people would raise their own chickens this would drive the cost down for everybody.
The whole problem of maximum birds in minimum space would be solved by the free market. And on a side note its a great chore for teaching kids to work and produce something(well the bird does the work) with seeing eggs produced then the child becomes more interested and then you can more easily teach them gardening and canning.
It worked with my daughter and now she can produce her own fruits, veggies, and eggs. That’s a skill that lasts a lifetime.
Now if California is saying other states must comply whether they sell in California or not.........now we have a problem.
Yes I agree they voted for this let them supply their own eggs.
I do see a new industry, egg brokers or clearing houses where all eggs go for packaging and sale.
You mean, like...
Green Eggs and Ham?
“Florida and pork production.”
Amusing story; I watched some farming program on bps early in the day. They showed a sow, and then the announcer said “Farmers can tell when a sow is ready to be bred, like this one. The ex came home and we watched the program again in the evening. When the sow come on, I blurted out, “That sow is ready to be bread.” Then the announcer came on and said the same thing! My ex was very impressed! Bwaaaaa! B****!