Thursday, April 10, 2008

Monday, April 7, 2008

Youth in Action

Students from Vallejo's St. Patrick-St. Vincent High School showed their support for the chickens yesterday at Lunardi's Supermarket in Danville. We are always looking for advocates--ages 1 to 92--to encourage Lunardi's to ban the sale of battery cage eggs. Email us at!

Friday, April 4, 2008

Corn on the Crisis

The ever-increasing price of corn for poultry production and other animal farming is a mega-media affair. Producers are modifying their business activities dramatically. By modification, we mean cutting down on production. A recent article entitled The End of Cheap Meat by Solve Climate's Sangamithra Iyer touches on this emerging issue.

This week, we've learned of the closure of a couple of turkey processing plants owned by Cargill. Some of the production activities will be diverted to Californian facilities in the next few months.

As Charlie Brown says, good grief!

Local high students and activists speak out against Lunardi's foul store policy

Danville, Calif.- St. Patrick-St. Vincent High School students will join East Bay Animal Advocates in urging Lunardi's Supermarket to stop selling eggs from chickens raised in overcrowded 'battery cages':

Date: Sunday, April 6, 2008
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: Lunardi's Supermarket, 345 Railroad Avenue, Danville

Lunardi's Supermarket is the lead competitor of Andronico's Markets and Whole Foods Market, which both stopped selling eggs from caged chickens. Both Andronico's Market and Whole Foods Market have joined a growing national network of cities, educational institutions, farmers, and retailers that oppose the intensive confinement of laying hens -- a notorious egg industry practice.

Each year over 19 million egg-laying hens in California are raised in concentrated confinement to produce eggs for consumers. According to the California Poultry Workgroup, the vast majority of egg-layers in California are confined to tiny cages. Each bird is limited to less than 67 square inches of space for her entire life.

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