The title of this egg industry video is “The Future of Cage Free Egg Production is Here.” If you’re a hen, then the future looks kind of bleak.
Don’t get us wrong, at Nellie’s Free Range Eggs, we are very glad that the country has finally said no to some of the most inhumane practices of egg production: namely battery cages on factory farms. While it will take some time to happen, within a decade or so, most factory farms will have converted from caged production to cage free, or something like that at least. But as we have warned in the past, “cage free” isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be.
If you want to see what we mean, just watch this amazing video from a company seeking to supply the industry with its new “cage free barns.” I think you will agree that it looks more like they are building the next super villain’s secret desert missile facility for a James Bond film than it does a barn for animals.
We take a decidedly lower-tech approach to helping hens lay eggs. That’s why we’re Certified Humane and Free Range, and we don’t need helicopters in order to video the immensity of our farms (you can generally see them just by climbing a nearby tree). Though the music in the video is very stirring.