Eggs for Breakfast?

The New York Times for April 12, 2012, has an opinion column by Nicholas D. Kristof asking the question “Is an Egg for Breakfast Worth This?” It describes the abysmal conditions in which hens are kept by large-scale commercial chicken farmers who supply eggs to most grocery chains. And of course much the same could be said generally of those who raise animal as meat. All this will come as no news to vegetarian Theosophists, many of whom eschew flesh, fish, and fowl, not for reasons of their own health (though that is certainly a factor), but rather out of the moral principle of ahimsa. It is, however, encouraging to see the problem addressed in the major national newspaper of the United States.