The Hidden Cost of Eggs

Compassion Over Killing’s Hard-Boiled Truth advertising campaign is aimed at educating consumers nationwide about the painful realities of egg production. Our newest ad, The Hidden Cost of Eggs, is now running in the Oct./Nov issue of Bust magazine and will soon appear in the fall issue of Ms. magazine.

The text of the ad is available below the image.


The hidden cost of eggs.

Most eggs are so cheap because the birds are forced to pay the extra price.

With virtually no laws to protect them, egg-laying hens can be—and nearly 300 million of them routinely are—treated in ways that would lead to prosecution if those same abuses were inflicted upon cats or dogs. More than 95 percent of eggs produced in the U.S. come from birds so intensively confined in wire “battery cages,” they can’t even spread their wings.

Choose compassion. Choose egg-free foods.