Following Kevin Bacon’s admission in People’s “Sexiest Man Alive” issue that he can’t eat bacon anymore after getting to know pigs on his farm in Connecticut, PETA sent a letter to the actor—who has worked as a spokesperson for the American Egg Board and celebrated his birthday this year by eating a roasted chicken—encouraging him to adopt a chicken so that he can shift his mindset around them, too. We’re confident that once Bacon learns that hens are clever thinkers and wonderful mothers who cluck back and forth with their unhatched chicks, he’ll cut their flesh and eggs from his meals.
While sitting on her eggs, a mother hen clucks softly to her unhatched babies, and they chirp back to her and to each other from inside their shells. But none of this occurs when these sweet birds are caged and used as egg-laying machines. They’re confined to small wire cages, forced to lay eggs until their broken bodies tire, and then slaughtered.
Chickens are arguably the most abused animals on the planet. In the United States, approximately 9 billion chickens are killed for their flesh each year and 305 million hens are used for their eggs.
PETA is urging Bacon to not be chicken, throw the eggs out with the bacon, and adopt chickens instead of eating them.
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