Raising chickens for their eggs isn’t as wholesome a practice as the egg industry wants you to believe. In fact, the suffering and mistreatment of layer hens make it one of the cruelest types of farming in the food industry. Raising chickens for their eggs isn’t as wholesome a practice as the egg industry wants you to believe. In fact, the suffering and mistreatment of layer hens make it one of the cruelest types of farming in the food industry. People sometimes raise chickens themselves because they want access to fresh eggs. Over time, however, they bond with these animals, give them names, and interact with them like they would any other pet. If you’re familiar with poultry farming, however, you know that billions of chickens are denied such healthy relationships. Whether they’re raised to lay eggs or for their meat, chickens in factory farming operations suffer needless cruelty and death. You might not be familiar with the poultry farming industry, but this guide will take you deep into the bowels of operations that treat chickens as nothing more than commodities. PETA calls chickens “the most abused animals on the planet.” Not only are they the most-killed animals for the ...