but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel."
The UK Government is set to ban the production of battery-farmed eggs from 2012, and not a moment too soon (see BBC news report). For years we have only purchased free range eggs and eaten free range chicken meat. Of course, free range products cost more than the battery-farmed stuff. But what price a good conscience? The ban on battery farming should help to bring costs down eventually. I'm reminded that good old Wilber, who campaigned against the evil slave trade, was also an early advocate of the humane treatment of animals. What a good egg he was!
Battery farm grief
Free range joy