The Humane Society of the United States is announcing its 2008 “All Creatures Great and Small” campaign, which involves a pledge to either switch to cage-free eggs or egg substitutes for the month of October. Nearly 280 million laying hens in the United States are confined in barren, wire cages so small the birds can’t even spread their wings, and consumers can reduce animal suffering by making a few simple changes in their purchasing.
The HSUS is joining with religious leaders to ask people of faith to pledge for one month to either switch to cage-free eggs or egg substitutes as a way to end the cruelest confinement systems employed by the egg industry.
October was chosen because October 2nd is the end of Ramadan, October 4th is the Feast of St. Francis and October 8 & 9 is Yom Kippur.
Here is a link to a 25 minute video called “Factory Farming” which makes the connection between food and faith.
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