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.

In order to help more animals escape a fate of misery, try being vegan for 22 days. We highly recommend joining Challenge 22+, a friendly support group on Facebook.

More videos about the egg industry:

All Male Baby Chicks Are Ground Up Alive

Male baby chicks cannot lay eggs, so what does the industry do with them? This video will leave you speechless!

The Hidden Lives of Hens

This amazing video shows the natural and normal needs of hens. These needs are never met during their tragic lives in the egg industry.

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 why Baby Chicks are Killed

Watch the shocking findings of a thorough investigation into hatcheries that breed chicks for meat and egg laying.

Debeaking of Baby Hens

Debeaking (or 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

YouTube vlogger Erin Janus thoroughly explains what happens within the egg industry. This important video contains information everyone should know.

 

Crushing Baby Chicks in India

Male chicks who won't lay eggs are disposed of in a variety of ways. This video features a common method for killing male chicks in India.

Ava's Story - Saved at the Last Moment

Like any other hen in the egg industry, Ava was destined to be killed after three torturous years inside a battery cage. Then, a miracle happened.

The Truth About Where Eggs Come From

Ever wondered where eggs come from? This video exposes the unbearable suffering experienced by hens in the Netherlands and Belgium.

 

Suffocation of Male Chicks

Because they can't lay eggs, the male babies are killed in the most horrific of ways. The images are hard to digest.

Sweden's Largest Hatchery

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