Sunday, August 16, 2009

The Great Egg Debate - The Question of Mortality Rates

Consider a thought, which I am unsure of myself. We typically think that lower mortality rates in cage-egg production is good. But if cage-egg production is as horrible for the birds as some people claim, is it better that a bird lives a longer or shorter life if it is suffering? Is it better for one bird to live a year in a cage, or two birds live one-half of a year in a cage? It depends on how suffering in a system relates to time, a question which I have no answer.

...just wondering!