Wegmans Cruelty: An Unofficial Blog

This is an unofficial blog and informational archive related to the WEGMANSCRUELTY film and resulting campaign.

Please see that page for more information.

Sunday, May 28, 2006

May 30: Animal Voices Radio Interview With Ryan Merkley

ARCHIVED HERE: http://www.animalvoices.ca/shows/ryan_merkley

This Tuesday, May 30 the Toronto-based Animal Voices radio show will feature a live interview with Ryan Merkley, Campaign Coordinator for Compassionate Consumers. Ryan will discuss the investigation of Wegmans Egg Farm, the campaign, and Adam's sentencing.

The show will air at 11:00 am Tuesday.

You can listen live online here:
http://www.ciut.fm/events.html
(Click the "LISTEN" icon in the upper right corner.)

If you miss the show, it will be archived on the Animal Voices website:
http://www.animalvoices.ca/

Animal Voices Radio, live every Tuesday at 11 am-12 pm EST. Listen worldwide at http://www.ciut.fm, Canada-wide on Star Choice 826, or in the local Toronto area at CIUT 89.5 FM. Archived shows and additional info are available at http://www.animalvoices.ca. Also available for podcasting.

On Tuesday, May 30th Animal Voices:

Scrambled, over-easy, fried, and mixed into baking, eggs are classic comfort foods. The industry claim that "only content animals are productive animals" seems logical enough, and with heavy security restrictions for battery cage facilities, few consumers understand how such staples materialize.

Starting from the premise that consumers have a right to know how their food is produced, animal advocates document what is hidden from view. Between the rows of stacked hens and over the piles of manure, they bear witness to what happens when economics intersect with animal welfare. Today, join us for a conversation with Ryan Merkley, Campaign Coordinator for Compassionate Consumers. He'll tell us about the Wegmans' Egg Farm investigation, including what they saw, what the industry reps say, and how the rescued hens recovered. Also, learn why one of the members was sentenced to six months in jail for his role in bringing a cruelty of unfathomable magnitude to light.

Wegmans Egg Farm facility, located in New York State, houses 750,000 egg-laying hens. According to Compassionate Consumers, the conditions there are representative of egg production throughout the United States.

But are these conditions similar to the Canadian egg industry? Bruce Passmore, the Farm Animal Welfare Project Coordinator with the Vancouver Humane Society, will provide an overview of Canadian egg production and share some insights on chicken sentience and consciousness.

Curious about the investigation? Watch the complete video "Wegmans
Cruelty' here: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6598954012979330894

Compassionate Consumers:
http://www.compassionateconsumers.org/

Wegmans Cruelty site:
http://www.wegmanscruelty.com/

Vancouver Humane Society:
http://www.vancouverhumanesociety.bc.ca/

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