anonymous report:

"On a recent evening, a visit was paid to the Yorkshire Farmhouse free range and organic egg business. As people know this sector operates in a similar way to it's sister factory farming industry. Male chicks are slaughtered at birth. 'Flock depletion' takes place after the hens have lived only around 10% of their so called natural lifetimes due to diminishing returns from each laying hen. They are then sent to the same slaughterhouses as factory farmed birds and their lives taken.

Of course these places aren't quite so bad as the massive sheds where hens are locked up 24 hours a day. But the pictures that entice the moralistic egg eating crusaders on the front of the packs, are indeed just one side of this gruesome industry, happily supported by vegetarians. Who by supporting these companies, are essentially eating the flesh straight off the bones of these hens.

When we arrived at the targetted barn, we immediately rescued a hen that had been shut out for the night and left to fend for itself among the foxes. After forcing entry we proceeded through the entranceway and into the main body of the building. Here we could see hens as far as our torches could travel tightly packed into the space, and sitting on iron bars just a metre above the shit pit. We could identify that many of the birds had few neck feathers, and also few wing feathers, as well as having been debeaked.

We proceeded to take a hen for each of the animal rights prisoners incarcerated in jail, and then we took some more. After retrieving them, we looked to the thousands of eggs stacked in the entranceway, and began smashing them. The hens that we took have been found new homes.

It's time to stop believing in the ethical myths of the organic and free range animal industries.

Protect, Liberate, Avenge.

North Yorkshire ALF"