expired Farm Pride 30pk/18pk Caged/Free Range Eggs $5.59/ $4.99 @ Costco (Membership Required)

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Costco is having a discount on the eggs.

PS: discount on free range eggs ends on 18th, caged eggs are discounted until 20th.

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  • +19 votes

    Oh dear, this may not end so well.

    • +11 votes

      Do I risk ending up with egg on my face?

      • +15 votes

        Does it matter either way?

        A deal is a deal. Let's not impose your moral judgement on the OP or anyone else…

        • -5 votes

          Let's not impose your moral judgement on the OP or anyone else…

          IE don't even talk about treading on me while I tread on other animals.

        • +4 votes

          @thevofa:

          A deal is still a deal in instances where only some users like/appreciate/support the deal content.

          Such as:

          • it is a kosher meal
          • it is a non-kosher meal
          • it is a non-Halal certified product
          • it's caged eggs

          In other words, if you don't support caged eggs that is fine. But don't impose your moral choices on others.

        • -1 vote

          @GreatWhiteHunter: Talking about laying hens is talk, not imposition. Buying eggs (caged or otherwise) is paying for imposition against those hens being exploited and killed. There is a point where personal choices stop being personal.

        • +1 vote

          @thevofa: Are you yolking?

        • -2 votes

          @thevofa:

          Do you eat meat?

          Surely slaying an animal is worse than eating caged eggs?

          Do you eat vegetables?

          Why is killing a vegetable better than killing an animal or eating eggs??

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          @GreatWhiteHunter:

          facepalm

          Are you serious with the vegetables comment? Surely you understand the difference between a sentient being and a plant?

        • -4 votes

          @Zacsik:

          What makes you think plants can't feel pain?

        • +2 votes

          @GreatWhiteHunter:

          Because, apart from any intuition, in the light of modern science, believing plants feel pain is not to dissimilar from believing the world is flat.

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sentience
          http://fcmconference.org/img/CambridgeDeclarationOnConscious...

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          @thevofa:

          Nothing in the links conclusively proves plants do not feel pain.
          Please provide a specific reference in a specific article if you disagree.

          Plants are born and grow. They bleed. They die.

          They consume water and air and nutrients - ie. they eat.

          Studies have shown some plants grow better when they listen to music.

          Just because a plant cannot communicate in a fashion you understand, doesn't mean they don't feel pain.

          All those banning caged eggs should also be supporting the total ban of bonsai plants.
          The bonsai process is clearly cruel and painful.

        • +1 vote

          @GreatWhiteHunter:

          Wow - you entirely read a wikipedia page and a scholarly article in 6 min. You are fierce!

          No-one is denying plants live or have deterministic reactions with their environment.

          Now remember when your house is burning down to ask the firefighters to save your plants as well as the dog. And never mow the lawn again. Oh, and stop eating eggs, because chickens eat more plants than you would eat on your own to get the same nutritional intake* by eating the plants directly rather than the eggs layed by hens.

          (*Cholesterol excluded - plant's can't give you that)

        • -3 votes

          @thevofa:

          To be fair the wikipedia page is not long, and the "article" is not even 2 full pages.

          Not hard in 6 minutes.

          I even had time to hit the search button on both to make sure I hadn't missed the mention of the word "plant".

          ZERO references to "plant" in either link you provided.

        • -2 votes

          @GreatWhiteHunter:

          https://science.howstuffworks.com/life/botany/plants-feel-pa...

          Clearly, plants can communicate. But does that mean they can feel pain? It's a troubling scenario for salad lovers squeamish at the thought of eating foods with feelings, and for them the answer may not be that appetizing.

          According to researchers at the Institute for Applied Physics at the University of Bonn in Germany, plants release gases that are the equivalent of crying out in pain. Using a laser-powered microphone, researchers have picked up sound waves produced by plants releasing gases when cut or injured. Although not audible to the human ear, the secret voices of plants have revealed that cucumbers scream when they are sick, and flowers whine when their leaves are cut [source: Deutsche Welle].

          There's also evidence that plants can hear themselves being eaten. Researchers at the University of Missouri-Columbia found that plants understand and respond to chewing sounds made by caterpillars that are dining on them. As soon as the plants hear the noises, they respond with several defense mechanisms [source: Feinberg].

          For some researchers, evidence of these complex communication systems — emitting noises via gas when in distress — signals that plants feel pain. Others argue that there cannot be pain without a brain to register the feeling. Still more scientists surmise that plants can exhibit intelligent behavior without possessing a brain or conscious awareness [source: Pollan].

          Comparing people who believe plants feel pain to those who believe the Earth is flat is insulting, offensive and inappropriate. Modern science is at the very least undecided about plants feeling pain - and arguably leans towards confirming that they do. Logic suggests that as a living thing, plants do feel pain.

        • +1 vote

          @GreatWhiteHunter:

          The desire and ability to flee pain is required only for those species that can feel pain. You'll find that, even though they may be amongst some of the older species found on earth, no plants have any evolutionary adaptations to flee pain; that is to say they are not at all mobile. In fact, a large number of plants have (mostly reproductive) characteristics that draw in feeders, or that may be activated in harsh events such as fires.

          You make pain out to be some sort of reaction when it is actually a response - maybe you should look into the difference between these qualities. (Hint: one is deterministic, the other is not. When the doctor hits your knee with a hammer your leg will jerk up as a deterministic reaction; what you feel about it is another matter and purely subjective.)

          But this is all moot - as I said before, if you want to minimise plant suffering then stop eating animals. Or are you that callous that you don't care about plants at all?

        • +4 votes

          @thevofa:

          Now remember when your house is burning down to ask the firefighters to save your plants as well as the dog. And never mow the lawn again. Oh, and stop eating eggs, because chickens eat more plants than you would eat on your own to get the same nutritional intake* by eating the plants directly rather than the eggs layed by hens.

          GreatWhiteHunter wasn't advocating that anyone stop consuming plants. They were highlighting the slippery slope of where to draw the line when considering the welfare of more distant species.

          In the same vein as your comment, are you concerned for the welfare of all the animals that are killed by the harvesting and delivery of all the vegetables and other products you consume?

          Your continued consumption of virtually anything imposes some amount of suffering and death on animals. In that regard you aren't qualitatively different to the average meat-eating person.

          Perhaps you could live off the land self-sufficiently and forage for your own vegetables, but try not to step on anything!!

        • +2 votes

          @thevofa: Its really simple isn't it, stab a living Carrot and then stab a living chicken and see if you can make the distinction as to which is feeling pain. People just use plant pain as a ( silly ) argument to try and make a hypocrite out of vegans. Needless to say it doesn't work and they know it.. time for a checkup in the upstairs department.

        • +1 vote

          @Zacsik:
          Funny you never replied to the very first question and took off on a different tangent that suits your agenda.

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          @Scrooge McDuck:

          are you concerned for the welfare of all the animals that are killed by the harvesting and delivery of all the vegetables and other products you consume?

          Yes I am. I hope for a world where all practices take nonhuman interests into account but am realist enough to know that will never happen until we, as a collective, stop harming animals intentionally. In the mean time, short of removing myself from society - a major opportunity cost - the approach of no direct and least indirect harm is the most sensible approach - at very small opportunity cost.

          For any harm you present in some hope of tu quoque, animal agriculture will be responsible for more.

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          @Scrooge McDuck:

          They were highlighting the slippery slope of where to draw the line

          There's nothing slippery about it. Sentient beings care about their own interests and deserve (moral) consideration, non-sentient beings do not. Period.

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          @thevofa:

          Yes I am.

          Good, I appreciate your consistency on this aspect…

          I hope for a world where all practices take nonhuman interests into account but am realist enough to know that will never happen until we, as a collective, stop harming animals intentionally.

          The intention of battery hen farming is to minimise cost, not to harm animals.

          In the mean time, short of removing myself from society - a major opportunity cost

          There we have it folks. The logical conclusion of both veganism and environmentalism: The halt, reversal and destruction of human development — misanthropy! I'm glad to hear that you value your own opportunity and I hope you value that of other humans. Some of your partisans do not.

          the approach of no direct and least indirect harm is the most sensible approach - at very small opportunity cost.

          You aren't following the approach of least indirect harm. As I mentioned before, you could live off the land self-sufficiently and forage for your own vegetables, but you don't. Why?

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          @Scrooge McDuck:

          You aren't following the approach of least indirect harm. As I mentioned before, you could live off the land self-sufficiently and forage for your own vegetables, but you don't. Why?

          Because your reduction into absurdities can only end at the point where you challenge me to stop breathing so that I don't steal other animals' air.

          Because you have implied that without completely removing myself from society and living in the bush there is no point to any progress.

          Glad to see you're still around and still bothered by this topic enough to comment. But your logical fallacies are old, worn out and predictable; how I'd love to hear something fresh.

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          @thevofa:

          Because your reduction into absurdities can only end at the point where you challenge me to stop breathing so that I don't steal other animals' air.

          Your lifestyle is already absurd to me without reduction. And I certainly don't want you to suicide!

          But that is the logical conclusion of your espoused aim of "least indirect harm". You should note that a reductio ad absurdum is a logical form of argument, not a fallacious one1.

          Because you have implied that without completely removing myself from society and living in the bush there is no point to any progress.

          No, I'm simply highlighting the flaws in your aims and reasoning.

          My argument against veganism is quite straightforward: I don't value the welfare of all the animals that you do. And holding that value is at odds with my values for natural complete nutrition, enjoyment of food and human development.


          1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reduction_to_absurdity 

        • -1 vote

          @Scrooge McDuck: No, you have applied it fallaciously, just like you've finished with 2 hollow sentences. Human development? Complete nutrition? Whatever dude.

    • +2 votes

      Just like the lives of caged hens?

    • +3 votes

      Time to grab some popcorn!

  • +3 votes

    30pk caged eggs 1750g is $5.59 - saving of $1.10

    The cheapest caged eggs at Woolies are $3.00 per dozen.

    So equivalent pricing of $7.50 per 30.

    Nice deal.

  • +5 votes

    I'll tell you OP, you have some balls to post such a controversial deal.. +1 on that fact alone.

    • +9 votes

      Thanks. I think eggs are used in most households and not everyone can afford eggs laid by hand fed, papmered chickens. Sometimes people need to use the money in a tight arse (respect) manner.

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        Quite frankly I have bought both, depending on whether free range is a decent price or not (and making sure they actually are) but most of the time I get eggs of my mate who owns chickens on his farm - cheaper than caged + bigger + better :)

  • +31 votes

    Upvoted for the caged eggs, I don't want the Chickens running around all day not focusing on their job.

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    eggstacular

  • +4 votes

    +1 for the Freerange eggs part of the deal.

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    I think if you're going to eat eggs from these tortured animals you have to own it.
    Same reason I try not to eat pork products from overseas, the conditions they are kept in is too stressful and can only have negative effect on their health.

    If you like the idea of eating meat or eggs from sick animals
    Good luck with YOUR health.

    • +1 vote

      Well, I don't eat much meat and eggs is every now and then. So far I have been living without much health issues.

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    Oh this post is getting egged. As soon as I saw it I remembered the last egging that went on. Eggxactly not what I wanted.

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    I wonder if Costco could use the eggs in their delicious pastries baked in-store if they don't sell the eggs by 21st?

    Do Costco bakery employees have a membership card?

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