The logic works

The world’s first ever no-kill eggs are now on sale in Berlin after German scientists found an easy way to determine a chick’s gender before it hatches, in a breakthrough that could put an end to the annual live shredding of billions of male chicks worldwide.

The patented “Seleggt” process can determine the sex of a chick just nine days after an egg has been fertilised. Male eggs are processed into animal feed, leaving only female chicks to hatch at the end of a 21-day incubation period.

“If you can determine the sex of a hatching egg you can entirely dispense with the culling of live male chicks,” said Seleggt managing director Dr Ludger Breloh, who spearheaded the four-year programme by German supermarket Rewe Group to make its own-brand eggs more sustainable.

We rather expect that abortion reduces infanticide in humans…..

12 thoughts on “The logic works”

  1. The patented “Seleggt” process can determine the sex of a chick just nine days after an egg has been fertilised

    But what if they identify as female chicks?

  2. ‘could put an end to the annual live shredding of billions of male chicks worldwide’

    Women march Christmas day.

  3. More sustainable – in what way? Looks like word vomit.

    What really matters is: does it cost less to inspect the egg & reject than inspect the chick & reject?

    Animal feed – what if the cow is a vegan?

  4. Can’t determine gender before birth/hatching, gender is something formed by social interaction with others. Stopped reading at that point.

  5. “Aren’t the eggs produced by battery hens unfertilised?”
    Some need to be fertilised to produce the next generation of battery hens. Those are conceived as 50/50, though the males are useless.

  6. Is male chicken meat less tasty than female chicken meat. Is that why male chicks are shredded rather than grown to harvest the meat?

  7. “Is male chicken meat less tasty than female chicken meat. Is that why male chicks are shredded rather than grown to harvest the meat?”
    This is all about producing battery hens. The difference between cocks and hens is that hens lay eggs and cocks don’t – so cocks are shredded rather than raised. If you are going to raise 1000 chicks, better to raise 1000 hens rather than 500 hens and 500 cocks.

  8. “If you can determine the sex of a hatching egg you can entirely dispense with the culling of live male chicks”

    ‘process can determine the sex of a chick just nine days after an egg has been fertilised’

    Only feminazis would consider them not alive.

    And what makes ‘processed into animal feed’ preferable to ‘live shredding?’

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