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The Morally Informed Consumer: Examining Animal Welfare Claims on Egg Labels


Sheila Rodriguez


Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - School of Law-Camden

October 31, 2011

Temple Journal of Science, Technology & Environmental Law, Vol. 30, p. 51, 2011

Abstract:     
The labeling of shell eggs fails to reveal the inhumane conditions under which most laying hens are raised in the United States. Most of the eggs sold in major supermarkets come from factory farms. This article examines how the failure to regulate misleading animal welfare claims on egg labels creates a risk that consumers are buying products that they otherwise would not buy. This article explains why, from a moral and a legal standpoint, consumers should avoid purchasing most eggs.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 29

Keywords: animal ethics, animal law, animal rights, animal welfare, eggs, factory farms, hens, labeling

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Date posted: November 6, 2011  

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Rodriguez, Sheila, The Morally Informed Consumer: Examining Animal Welfare Claims on Egg Labels (October 31, 2011). Temple Journal of Science, Technology & Environmental Law, Vol. 30, p. 51, 2011. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1955242

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Sheila Rodriguez (Contact Author)
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - School of Law-Camden ( email )
217 N. 5th Street
Camden, NJ 08102-1203
United States
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