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GROSS: Are YOU Eating Someone's Period?

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Posted October 29, 2012 by Rachelle Owen

Are you eating someone’s period? The answer is pretty spooky: If you eat eggs, you are.

eggs are chicken periodsPan: © iStockphoto.com Uyen Le Panties: © iStockphoto.com Urs Siedentop
Here are the deets: Female chickens have a menstrual cycle that can be daily during certain times of the year. Like women, hens have ovaries. During a hen’s cycle, an ovary sends a yolk on its path. The yolk forms what we know of as an “egg white” as it moves through the reproductive tract into the shell gland. The shell takes about 21 hours to form and “Cluck!”—out pops an egg! These are the eggs that make it onto store shelves and into the frying pans.

Not only is eating a chicken’s period just plain gross, it’s also cruel. On factory farms

  • Chickens are shoved into tiny wire “battery cages” and have large portions of their beaks cut off.
  • They are crammed so closely together that they are forced to urinate and defecate on one another.
  • Many birds die, and survivors are often forced to live with their dead and dying cage mates.
  • Male chicks are considered worthless, so every year, millions of them are tossed into trash bags and left to suffocate or are thrown into high-speed grinders while they are still alive!

Spread the word that eggs are chicken periods by sharing our new ad with everyone you know and pledge to go vegan!

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  • 73 days ago

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    Do the factory workers even have hearts?!?!?!?!

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    192 days ago

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    i really wish i could go vegan (i’m an ovo vegetarian as i eat eggs from my pet chickens) but my dad won’t let me

  • 442 days ago

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    Change your mind and save your life.

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    559 days ago

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    im 14 and my mum wont let me go vegan but i always make sure she buys free range eggs and if its not i will refuse to eat it i have already refused to eat fish and one because when i first started out i had to eat fish but the ‘fish are friend not food’ worked and im working on moving one step up to a vegan however ill have to Waite until i buy my own food but is it alight if i do eat free range until im older?

  • 798 days ago

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    I eat my farm fresh chicken eggs every day. I keep good care of them and even show them in 4-H. (I got grand champ on poultry showmanship!) I think they are delecious and use them in lots if recipes. They also keep us healthy. It is sad how they are treated in factories but you have to feed the public some how or they will try to raise their own with no experience and treat them worse. We were given animals as both companions and food.

    • 679 days ago

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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      Missa are u serious or joking? I understand the companion part, but who was this that gave you permission to torture, kill and eat animals? please enlighten us :)

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      431 days ago

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      Eggs are NOT healthy. They are basically cholesterol bombs which studies have shown contribute to type-2 diabetes, heart disease and strokes.

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    1002 days ago

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    Yuck.

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    1003 days ago

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    I told my mom this,and now she won’t touch an egg.This really works.

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    1007 days ago

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    this ad is the best ever, totally works! my sister actually vomited when I showed her this o.O

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    1007 days ago

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    thats sick we need to stop this cruelty now!!!!!

  • Profile photo of CarolineS

    1008 days ago

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    >_< So gross. This should definitely get across to people. D:

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    1008 days ago

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    <3 this ad!

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