Kewpie, Ditch Eggs! Video Exposé Shows Cruelty to Chickens for Mayo
Chickens Suffer in the Egg Industry
At Miyapo egg farms, workers were seen grabbing chickens, painfully twisting their wings, and then dropping them from the second floor of a building.
Unwanted birds were stuffed into plastic bags and left to suffocate.
Sick and injured chickens were kept in cages so small that they couldn’t even spread their wings.
Many of the birds were so stressed that they pulled out their own feathers.
Hens suffered from a prolapsed vent, a painful condition caused by being forced to produce far more eggs than is natural.
And birds who became entangled in the wire mesh of their cages were ignored and left to endure prolonged and agonizing deaths. After they died, workers allowed their decomposing bodies to rot next to their living cagemates.
The cruel conditions at Miyapo aren’t the exception—they’re the rule. Last month, PETA Asia released similar video footage showing rampant abuse and neglect on a farm belonging to ISE Foods, Japan’s largest egg producer, which is certified to sell eggs at the Tokyo Olympics.
The egg industry treats intelligent, sensitive chickens as commodities instead of living, feeling beings who love their families, value their own lives, and don’t want to die.
PETA is urging Kewpie to stop supporting the abuse of chickens by switching to the production of egg-free mayonnaise exclusively. You can help by sending a message to Osamu Chonan, the CEO of Kewpie Corporation, to let him know that consumers want their food to be cruelty-free.