Letter from Local Free-Range Egg Farmer
WHITE GATE FARM
83 Upper Pattagansett Road/PO Box 250
East Lyme, CT 06333
As a small-scale, organic, free-range egg farmer, I applaud the goal
of banning factory farmed eggs from Wesleyan's market. The methods commonly
used by large egg producers cause great suffering to chickens. Those who
purchase the eggs are unwittingly complicit in causing that suffering.
These growers dominate the market through the vast scale in which they
operate, with huge concentrations of birds in small areas managed by poorly
paid workers. Farmers who aim for healthy chickens, nutritious eggs, and
fairly paid workers -- as well as a modest profit -- are unable to compete.
I urge you to help level the playing field for your own market by refusing
to sell factory-farmed eggs.
White Gate Farm
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