This just in from the National Catholic Reporter:
Interior shot of the egg production facility at Mepkin Abbey. (Courtsey of PETA)
Armed with the words of Pope Benedict XVI, an animal rights group is calling on a South Carolina Trappist monastery to shut down its egg production facility because, the group claims, the monks mistreat the monastery’s 38,000 hens.
In a press release, the Norfolk, Va - based People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) said the group’s undercover investigation of Mepkin Abbey’s egg production facility “revealed shocking cruelty to chickens.”
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