Turtles are fascinating, ancient, wonderful animals – critical to their ecosystem. Tragically they are still traded worldwide for their meat, eggs, skin and shells – and as pets. At least 60% of turtle and tortoise species are either vulnerable, endangered or critically endangered.
The egg-laying hen is possibly the most abused animal on earth. Born in a hatchery without ever knowing her mother, she is forced to live most of her life indoors in a crowded shed laying 20 to 50 times the number of eggs she would naturally.
Regardless of confused media messages, the facts remain. Egg consumption has been linked to heart disease and stroke, type 2 diabetes, cancer and food poisoning.