When I 1st stopped eating eggs it was the hardest! I loved the taste of a chickens menstrual cycle. And when I found out what it was, I felt lied to again – noone told us in school we were eating scrambled or fried periods of a chicken – AND, furthermore when I found out that a normal chicken lays 12-13 eggs/year it all made sense – just like women have 1 period per month.
But because chickens have been jacked with by humans to basically have a period every single day, their poor little systems are critically compromised just so humans can use their periods in their cake batters, corn breads, meringues, souffles, egg nogs, etc – it is so unnecessary and so cruel.
I started thinking “how would I like it if someone genetically modified me so that I would have a period everyday, and then how would I like it if people came in everyday to steal my periods, commodify them and eat them. I started seeing humans are perverts – as cannibals – as abusers over the voiceless – I know that if you asked a chicken and it could talk – it wouldnt want to have a period every day and then have it served sunny side up or hard boiled by humans – would you?”
© ~ love, Renee (king-sonnen)
I saw your story this morning on CBS News Sunday Morning. I was touched by your love for the cows and I was delighted with your husbands decision to join you! Your husband is a REAL man. You are blessed and you are a blessing. Thank you, Lorita Heale
I also saw the CBS Sunday show and was so inspired to see your story. Thank you for your love to these animals and spreading peace in the world.
Great to see you have compassion for animals. I have ben vegan for 23 years. Your health will benefit by it. It helped to get my arthritis and psoriasis away.
I was so delighted and surprised to see the CBS Sunday News story on Rowdy Girl. I’m pretty sure I saw true love, not only with Renee and the animals but definitely with Renee and Tommy! Beautiful story and amazing website. Thank you Renee for all you do!
What a truly inspirational story. Congratulations to you both and thank you for creating such a helpful website for vegans and wannabes.
I read your piece Renee, entitled “The difference between loving chicken and loving chickens”. Good on you for highlighting the suffering of the poor hen! I was also very moved by the accompanying photo of Sweet Pea so I thought it might be good to share a poem I wrote with your audience. I hope you are happy for me to do so 🙂
It is a tale of the life of a battery hen. Ninety five percent of US layers are confined within cages where the average space allowance per bird is typically less than a letter-size sheet of paper.
If people feel they are unable to move away from eating eggs at this time then please consider the plight of the battery hen and only eat free range eggs.
“Buzzzz! Buzzzz! Buzzzz!
Goes my battery
Flap! Flap! Flap!
Go my wings”
It’s a song we sing on the production line
But sadly It’s untrue
We’re as close to one another
As your ears are close to you
We’re bred to lay and be scrawny
What’s a girl supposed to do?
I drop my eggs on a metal grill
To be boxed and sent to you
At least I’m not for breeding
The sons are killed you know
They’re put in bags where they suffocate
And binned – the death is slow
We’ve got to start a union
And try to get more space
I guess my biggest gripe is
I’d like to keep my face
De-beaking’s so barbaric
My face hurts all the time
And caged just like a criminal
Please tell me what’s my crime?
©Bernie (vegan – UK)
Please give the animals a hug and a kiss from me x
I love the story of you and your husband and your awsome sanctuary. I am vegetarian for 10+ years, have volunteered at a farm animal sanctuary in Michigan and always to try to be a champion for all animals. I live with my 3 rescue pets. I hope someday I can come and visit your sanctuary. You and your husband are rockstars!!!