What came first the chicken or the egg?

December 8th, 2011

Since we are talking about chickens, eggs and farm animal safety, here’s a follow-up to yesterdays post.

According to Wikipedia the chicken or the egg causality dilemma is commonly stated as “which came first, the chicken or the egg?” To ancient philosophers, the question about the first chicken or egg also evoked the questions of how life and the universe in general began. One might add today that it evokes how we might protect and preserve it .

I received a call today with a question relative to yesterdays post, asking if we had any additional sources on humane treatment of farm animals. We discussed a few suggestions or areas where they might look in order to begin to understand and develop humane sourcing procedures.

We actually discussed the subject in some length. At least in more detail than I can cover in this post, but I suggested for starters that they visit www.americanhumane.org. American Humane Certified protects farm animals by working with producers through the groundbreaking American Humane Certified™ farm animal program (formerly known as the Free Farmed program). American Humane Certified guarantees consumers that the products they select are from animals that were raised and treated humanely.

This site goes well beyond the humane treatment of just farm animals and is a great educational resource for procurement professionals and other associates as well that are interested in humane treatment in general.

We look forward to and appreciate your comments.

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