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Breaking News: Bill Maher Slams Costco In Op-ed In New York Time

By Fabiola Antunes
In Culture
July 9, 2015

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 New York Times features an op-ed by Bill Maher, slamming Costco for supporting cruelty to animals.  https://www.nytimes.com

Maher writes: “Make no mistake about it: Battery cages torment animals. Physically, the animals’ muscles and bones waste away from lack of use, just as yours would if you were unable to move around for two years. That’s why multiple investigations into battery cages document animals with deteriorated spinal cords, some who have become paralyzed and then mummified in their cages. It’s so common that the industry has a name for it: cage fatigue. It doesn’t happen to animals that are allowed to move.” He continues: “Mentally, the birds, which perform comparably to dogs on scientific animal behavior tests, go insane in these tiny cages. Imagine cramming five cats or dogs into tiny cages, hundreds of thousands in each shed, for their entire lives. That would warrant cruelty charges, of course. But when the egg industry does it to hens, it’s considered business as usual… At Costco though, there’s no end in sight for this hideously outdated and cruel practice. A company that takes pride in its other socially conscious positions can do better than this.”

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