A private investigator shot footage of brutal conditions for the FOUR MILLION hens that live on the Turner Egg Farm in Maine. The video documented incidents of workers whipping the hens around by their necks in attempts to kill them, often leaving the animals to die slowly of their injuries. The film further documents animals being forced to lay eggs in cages containing rotting corpses of birds that could not reach food and water because they were so tightly packed into the wire cages. http://www.wmtw.com/news/19074169/detail.html Spokesperson Bob LeClerc had this to say regarding the PI who shot the video: "I was shocked to see we hired a fraud. Instead of taking care of the birds, he did his best to not to that. I find it inappropriate for someone to take money from a company to do a job and not do it." Alrighty Then. Please stop reading here if you would like to avoid my rant... RANT: Let's take a moment to consider the fact that the we consume the by-product of the misery of these animals. What does this do to the quality of the food product on a cellular level? What is the genetic health that is passed along to the egg we eat if it's host has chronic disease and stress hormones that are off the charts? Not to mention the antibiotics consumed by the animal to increase its productive laying life. WAKE UP, please. Avoid feeding this machine by buying local eggs from reputable farms or organic free-range. NOT just free range, which means the animal can be kept in similar conditions but is let out for a period of time during the day. Pay a little more for your eggs and milk-go a little cheaper on some of the other products on your grocery list to balance it out. Think of it like a puppy mill...JMO.