This morning, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) released a video taken undercover at Kreider Egg Farms, a major egg producer in Pennsylvania. The living conditions in the video moved New York Times writer Nicholas Kristof to dedicate an entire column to the subject after he saw an advance copy of the footage. His tag line was:
“Is an egg for breakfast worth this”
You can judge for yourself:
To me the inhumanity is evident, the food safety questions perhaps not so clear. However, in my experience, food produced in conditions like these are bound to carry a greater pathogen risk.
I guess we will see another “Ag gag” law coming to a legislature near you.