Egg Recall Lends Support To Backyard Chicken Movement

29 08 2010

We’re sure a few of you have been wondering when we were going to address the issues raised by the latest egg recall (emphasis on “latest”). Rather than make the case ourselves, we think Bonnie Azab Powell did a good job in her recent article. Here’s a little snippet:

The sad fact is that industrial farming is the norm in both Europe and America, and that whenever you have thousands of animals crowded together inside — whether barn egg layers in England or chickens at big organic operations in Northern California — you’re going to increase the risk of pathogens like salmonella.

Things are gearing up to legalize backyard chickens in Sacramento. Let’s give people an option for something rather than unhealthy factory conditions, let’s give them the opportunity for healthy, green and nutritious eggs. We may have hearings on the issue starting in September before the Sacramento City Council…so stay tuned!

See Powell’s full article in Reuters or other postings at The Ethicurean.