No Green Eggs and Maybe Even No Ham

I admit I am really upset. Not only are our eggs being poisoned, our chickens being abused, and the FDA rarely doing much about it, greed continues to rule in the case of chronic offender Jack DeCoster. And, oh, he abuses pigs too – so no ham either. 

Are you interested in more eco-friendly, fair trade, sustainabile, healthier food choices for you and your family? Of course!

 The point I am hoping to make is that God, yes, God himself is sending us a message.  I don’t care what you call Him or even Her. Creator, Spirit, Lord. It doesn’t matter.

What really matters is that we have to pay attention to what we eat because our lives depend on it — literally. First it was spinach (not a problem for me), then it was peanut butter and now it’s eggs — LOTS of eggs.  Some of you may be old enough to remember the commercial “It’s not nice to fool Mother Nature.”  My belief has always been if you don’t listen to what God has to say, He just talks louder.  I think He may be screaming.  We are not being nice to Mother Nature nor to all of God’s creatures — especially the chickens.

 WARNING: this information might make you sick to your stomach but you will get over it and if you read it, you might not get salmonella.

 Fact: The USFDA’s report details the filthy conditions that these eggs were produced in. (finally????)

 Fact: Manure piles 8 feet high were blocking doors, manure pits were overflowing

 Fact: flies and maggots were too numerous for them to count

 Fact: the owner of Wright County Egg and Quality Egg, Jack DeCoster, has a long history of being a habitual, chronic offender (and did I say a multi-millionaire chronic offender?). If you can stomach it, click through to this article and see just HOW chronic — very!!!   http://www.cnbc.com/id/38806530

 Fact: the good book says we are to be good stewards of the earth. There weren’t any exceptions noted. 

 Opinion: the horrific, unconscionable ways in which chickens are raised defy description. No one even bothers to debate it. This is an easy one, folks, because there really is just one thing we can do to stop it and it’s easy.

 All you have to do is start buying organic eggs. Period. End of story. The chickens will thank you, Wright County Egg will go out of business, you will be healthier and God will calm down. Phew…It doesn’t matter if they are more expensive because your life depends on it and we all have something else we can give up. Or you can start raising your own chickens.  Thousands of people are starting to.

 End of rant and pretty short. I couldn’t help myself.


1 thought on “No Green Eggs and Maybe Even No Ham”

  1. Sarah says:

    Best rant ever Mrs. Green! Inhumane treatment of farm animals raised for human consumption is my #1 most passionate issue. It has totally eclipsed all environmental subjects for me, although the two are inextricably woven together.

    I believe that if we don’t stop abusing and torturing and start treating these animals with the love, respect and kindness they deserve then our species might as well vanish because we don’t deserve to be here anyway. Harsh? Perhaps. But I mean it, and I use my consumer choices and political activist powers (as inconsequential as they may be) to show it. It is SOOOOO important. Whole Foods ONLY stocks humanely raised meat products, across the board.

    Thank you so much for discussing this issue. Of course you know it goes way deeper when you start looking at other farm animals, as well as the fur trade … but one thing at a time, right? I just keep praying this will change.

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