This remarkable video tells the story of Ava, a hen who was rescued from the egg industry.

Like all hens used by egg farms, Ava was due to be executed at a very young age. After 2-3 torturous years inside a tiny battery cage, hens will stop laying eggs at a profitable rate. At this stage, hens are destroyed and replaced with younger ones.

Not many people know that the birds used for egg laying belong to a genetically distorted breed that we've created using selective breeding. The females of this breed lay an unnatural number of eggs, around 200-300 per year. In comparison, a normal, healthy hen would naturally only lay around 25 eggs a year (in 2 cycles). Intensive egg laying severely affects the hens' health, and animal sanctuaries are reporting that most health problems of this breed relate to the reproductive system.

In addition, laying an egg is quite a painful process and in a way, it resembles giving birth or having a very intense period. So by manipulating these chickens to have their period/giving birth on a daily basis, we are seriously lowering their life quality, and this is without taking into account how horrible it is living inside a battery cage.

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More videos about the egg industry:

All Male Baby Chicks Are Ground Up Alive

Male baby chicks cannot lay eggs, so what happens to them? This following video will leave you speechless!

The Hidden Lives of Hens

Watch the before and after story of hens who came from the egg industry. Finally they can act normal and do what is natural to them!

Baby Chicks - Through Their Eyes

A shocking video that captures the horrors that baby chicks endure during their first day of life - THROUGH THEIR EYES.

Chicken Hatchery – Find Out Why Baby Chicks Are Killed

Watch the findings of a thorough investigation into hatcheries that breed chicks for both eggs and meat.

Debeaking of Baby Hens

'Debeaking' (also known as 'beak trimming') is a standard practice in the egg industry. This shocking video shows what it's like to be the victim of this vile act.

The Egg Industry Explained by Erin Janus

Erin Janus explains how the egg industry works from start to finish. This important video contains information everyone should know.

 

Rescued Hen Walks on Grass for the First Time

After more than 18 months inside an industrial egg farm, this lucky hen gets to walk on grass! A must-watch until the end.

Crushing Baby Chicks in India

Since male chicks can't lay eggs, they are disposed of in the most violent ways. This video shows a common method for killing chicks in India.

Ava's Story - Saved at the Last Moment

Like other hens, Ava was about to be killed after 3 horrible years inside a tiny cage. Then, a miracle happened!

The Truth About Where Eggs Come From

Ever wondered where eggs come from? This sad video shows the unbearable lives of hens in the Netherlands and Belgium.

 

Suffocation of Male Chicks

Newly born male chicks are suffocated because they can't lay eggs. For the egg industry, male chicks are just garbage.

The Price of Eggs

This eye opening video shows the price that hens pay because of our love of eggs.

Sweden's Largest Hatchery

This undercover footage exposes the hatchery that breeds more than 50% of the hens used by egg farms in Sweden.