Jetzt können Sie die tragische Geschichte über die gehört haben, 50,000 Hennen, die verlassen wurden, zu verhungern, wenn ein Turlock, Kalifornien Ei-Hofbesitzer, Andrew Keung Chung, Geld ausging und nur die Vögel verlassen. Tierdienstleistungen wurden auf die Ranch nach Beschwerden über den Geruch genannt. They found that the chickens hadn’t been fed for two weeks and the scene was horrific. More than 20,000 chickens had already died.
When rescuers showed up, they were denied entrance to the farm. County workers were working in Hazmat suits to dispose of the dead bodies and euthanize the sick birds by gassing. The original plan was to dispose of the remainder of the birds but public pressure to help the animals mounted. Keung Chung signed over ownership of the healthy chickens to the county which led to rescuers receiving permission to help save some of the chickens.
Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary und Tier Platz were the first rescue groups to show up and worked tirelessly, partnering with sanctuaries, volunteers and supporters. They managed to save 4,460 hens. Sixteen hens who had fallen into a manure pit were also saved. These chickens, making up the largest known farm animal rescue, will now live out their lives in freedom and safety.
Check out these Fotos from Animal Place of a hen’s first steps outside! Animal Place has also released a video showing the devastation that occurred at the farm.
Leider, there are millions of egg-laying hens who will never know that freedom. Approximately 300 million hens are caged for egg production in the U.S. each year, 26 million in Canada, und 40 million in the U.K. (this is not counting the billions of chickens killed for their flesh each year). The majority of these hens will live their lives in battery cages, cramped and confined without even enough room to spread their wings. They will be forced to urinate and defecate on one another. The birds will have part of their sensitive beaks cut off without any anesthesia so that they won’t peck each other out of frustration created by the unnatural confinement.
What about “free-range?” There is no inspection system for companies that label their eggs “free-range.” In many commercial “free-range” egg farms, hens are crowded inside windowless sheds with little more than a single, narrow exit leading to an enclosure, too small to accommodate all of the birds at once. For all of the hens, “free-range” or not, when they are spent and no longer productive, they will be sent to slaughter, turned into chicken soup or pet food.
Male chicks of egg-laying breeder hens are useless to the industry since they don’t lay eggs and are not bred to produce excessive flesh for the meat industry. They are killed. Jährlich, more than 100 million of these young birds, the little yellow chicks everyone thinks are so adorable, are ground up alive, electrocuted or tossed into bags to suffocate. Their peeps can be heard while a human foot stomps on them to make room for more chicks. Funny how people “ooh” and “aah” over these chicks at Easter time yet their lives are considered expendable.
And for what? So people can eat eggs? All this torture and death just because humans like the taste of these animals’ reproductive by-products? There is no need to eat eggs. They are not ours to take. They belong to the hens. Chickens are beautiful, intelligent, loving animals who feel fear and pain, who could feel love and comfort, who should be allowed to live their lives happily.
To learn more about chickens, überprüfen United Poultry Concerns. Learn to bake with flaxseeds or chia seeds which work just as well and are much healthier than eggs. Try a tofu scramble for breakfast. I love tofu scrambles and like to create different types all the time. Try my latest version: a Southwestern Tofu Scramble with Greens.
It’s all the best parts of breakfast (or dinner) in a one pot dish: crispy potatoes, moist tofu, Southwestern spices and the fresh tastes of tomatoes and avocados all served over healthy, bright greens. This has become my new favorite go-to tofu scramble. Probieren Sie es aus. I know you’ll love it. And even more importantly, I know you will love the feeling of knowing you are not contributing to the torture and death of beautiful chickens and their babies. Compassion is the best ingredient!
Southwestern Tofu Scramble
1 Tbs. Olivenöl
6 kleine rote Kartoffeln, geviertelt
4 Schalotten, gehackt
¼ red onion, Hackfleisch
1 rote Paprika, gehackt
1 grüne Paprika, gehackt
1 blockieren extra fester Tofu, abgelassen
1 Tbs. Nährhefe
½ TL. Oregano
½ TL. gemahlener Koriander
½ TL. gemahlener Kreuzkümmel
½ TL. schwarz Salz
½ TL. Kurkuma
½ TL. Knoblauchpulver
¼ cup water
1 groß oder 2 small plum tomatoes, gewürfelt
2 Tbs. frischer Koriander, gehackt
4-6 cups kale or turnip greens
Kosher Salz und Pfeffer nach Geschmack
1 Knoblauchzehe, Hackfleisch
1/8 tsp. geriebene Muskatnuss
1 Avocado, peeled and sliced
Juice of ½ lime
Put the quartered potatoes in a small pot and cover them with cool water. Cover and parboil the potatoes, über 5-7 Minuten. Alternativ, you could place the potatoes in a bowl and microwave them for 4-5 minutes on high.
Heat the oil in a large sauté pan on medium high. Transfer the parboiled potatoes into the sauté pan and cook until browned, turning them halfway through. When the potatoes are browned, Fügen Sie die Schalotten, Zwiebeln, and peppers to the pan and cook, Rühren, until softened and tender, über 5 Minuten. Crumble the tofu into the pan and let it cook until slightly browned, über 5 Minuten.
Während der Tofu ist das Kochen, prepare the spice mixture. Add the spices to the pan, mixing it well into the tofu and vegetables. The tofu should be yellow from the turmeric. Add the water to the pan and mix. The water helps incorporate the spices throughout the scramble and moistens the tofu. Schalten Sie die Hitze. Add the tomatoes to the scramble and mix in the cilantro. Transfer the tofu scramble to a bowl.
Prepare the greens in the same pan. Wenn die Pfanne trocken ist, you can add a bit more oil. Over medium heat, add the greens, Knoblauch, Salz, Pfeffer und Muskatnuss. Mix well and add a few spoons of water. Cover the pan and cook until just wilted and bright green. Von der Hitze entfernen.
Arrange a layer of greens on the plates. Layer the tofu scramble on top of the greens. Top with the sliced avocado and lime juice. Genießen!
Die “V” Wort: Sagen Sie es. Eat it. Live it.