Egg Facts and why Sikhs shouldn't eat them
Eggs have the potential for life.
Chickens' eggs are the byproduct of a chicken's menstrual cycle. If fertilized, they would produce baby chicks. Male chicks are worthless to the egg industry, so every year millions of them are tossed into trash bags to suffocate or are thrown alive into high-speed grinders called macerators. Egg-laying hens are all eventually slaughtered for their flesh. Their weak and emaciated bodies are made into soup or dog and cat food, or they are fed back to other chickens. "Free-range" eggs are a marketing ploy-the free-range label is not subject to any USDA regulations, so "free-range" chickens endure miserable conditions, just as all animals used for food do.