Why you should never eat chicken eggs

Did you know that geese are often kept in poor conditions for egg production and cruelly killed after only a few years in the slaughterhouse? Or that chicken eggs are neither healthy nor necessary for human consumption? Learn more about animal suffering from goose eggs here.

Can you eat chicken eggs?

Goose eggs are much larger and heavier than chicken eggs and are sometimes considered a questionable specialty. Since goose eggs have a different composition than chicken eggs, egg companies recommend them for people with allergies, but it is better not to eat goose eggs. This is why!

Cruel breeding: How often does a goose lay an egg?

A wild goose in nature lays once a maximum of ten eggs per yearthat incubates and raises its offspring with love. [1] Like chickens and ducks, geese are raised in the egg industry to lay as many eggs as possible, even though this can be accompanied by great physical torture for the animals. So put the servants “Layers” between 40 and 90 eggs per year. [2]

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Although greylag geese can live 15-20 years in the wild, geese in the egg industry are falling behind five to six years in the slaughterhouse delicate. [2, 3]

Raising geese for eggs is animal cruelty

Eating goose eggs supports animal cruelty. Geese are often undercut in the egg industry. terrible conditions held. Since there are no breeding regulations for the breeding and fattening of geese in Germany, egg farms only have to comply with the few general regulations of the Animal Welfare Act. This means that geese are denied almost everything they need for a species-appropriate life: they can never incubate their eggs and raise their young, they are mostly unable to swim in the water they love and forage, and also do exercise and fresh grass is only available to them on a limited basis, if at all.

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After five to six years or when the geese’s “egg production” declines, they, regardless of whether they are raised organically or conventionally, in the slaughterhouse delicate. After an often long and harrowing journey, the animals are hung upside down to be stunned, causing them great pain. They are then immersed in a tap bath or COtwo gassed. So the geese have their throats cut. It happens again and again that animals were not sufficiently stunned beforehand or regained consciousness while bleeding face down.

Are goose eggs healthy?

Like other eggs, goose eggs contain saturated fat and cholesterol. Studies indicate that eating eggs may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality from heart disease. [4, 5] Several studies also show that egg consumption can lead to an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. [6-8] Since goose eggs are larger than chicken eggs, the risk of salmonella poisoning is also higher, as these only die after a longer cooking time.

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Humans do not need eggs for a healthy diet. A balanced vegan diet provides the body with all the nutrients it needs in every phase of life, regardless of whether you are a young child or a high-performance athlete. [9] There are numerous sources of vegetable protein such as legumes, nuts and whole grains that easily cover our protein needs.

Why not eat chicken eggs?

Geese are social animals, spending most of their lives with a mate and living in family groups. A family of geese usually use several hundred square kilometers a day. These fascinating animals are not purveyors of eggs, meat or feathers, but are entitled to a life in the wild appropriate to their species.

Regardless of the species and type of farming the eggs come from, they always come from animals that are raised, imprisoned, exploited, tortured, and killed for their physical abilities.

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Is it okay to eat eggs from geese that you keep yourself?

As with ducks or chickens in their own garden, private goose farmers wonder if they should eat the animals’ eggs. Aside from the fact that we humans don’t depend on eggs, geese don’t lay them for us, they lay them to reproduce. They have a basic need to incubate their eggs, even if they are not fertilized. In addition, animals often have a higher nutrient requirement due to their upbringing.

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Therefore, it is better for the animals if they are allowed to “hatch” their (unfertilized) eggs or if the cracked eggs are fed to the geese. Avoid the hatchlings at all costs, as there are numerous geese waiting for a loving home.

Help the geese: go vegan!

Geese are not only exploited and killed for the eggs, but also for the meat and down, countless animals suffer and die each year. Help the geese not by supporting this suffering animal, but by choosing a vegan way of life. You can find vegan nutrition tips and information in our free Veganstart program, available as an app or via email!

  • Sources

    [1] Neutöter – Association for Research and Diversity e. V.: From egg to goose, https://www.neuntoeter-ev.de/projekte/gans-hamburg/vom-ei-zur-gans/ (accessed May 23, 2022)

    [2] North Rhine-Westphalia Chamber of Agriculture: goose eggs, https://www.landservice.de/wp/lebensmittel.htm?x=1_7_855 (accessed May 23, 2022)

    [3] Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture: The goose egg is in season, https://www.tierwohl-staerken.de/aktuelles/news-details/gaenseei-saison (accessed May 23, 2022)

    [4] Zhuang et al. (2021): Egg and cholesterol consumption and mortality from cardiovascular and non-cardiovascular causes in the United States: a population-based cohort study. Plos Medicine, https://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/article?id=10.1371/journal.pmed.1003508 (accessed May 23, 2022)

    [5] Ruggiero et al. (2021): Egg consumption and risk of all-cause and cause-specific mortality in an Italian adult population. European Journal of Nutrition, https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00394-021-02536-w (accessed 05/23/2022)

    [7] Djoussé, Khawaja, Gaziano (2016): Egg consumption and risk of type 2 diabetes: a meta-analysis of prospective studies. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, https://academic.oup.com/ajcn/article/103/2/474/4564736 (accessed 05/23/2022)

    [8] Djoussé, Gaziano, Buring, Lee (2009): Egg consumption and risk of type 2 diabetes in men and women. Diabetes Care, https://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/32/2/295.long (accessed 05/23/2022)

    [9] Melina V, Craig W & Levin S (2016) Position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Vegetarian Diets. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, https://jandonline.org/article/S2212-2672(16)31192-3/fulltext (accessed 23.05.2022)

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