With the appropriately horrifying Virtual Battery Cage, web designer Mark Middleton offers his viewers a glimpse of the intensely confined environment of a battery-raised chicken from the chicken’s perspective. The click-and-drag interactive feature on Middleton’s website, Animal Visuals, is small on the screen but huge in effect; scrolling up and around the cage of the chicken whose perspective you’ve adopted to the soundtrack of panicked birds, you come uncannily close to the bars and death that surround the bruised and bloodied chickens.
Kind of want to vomit? Direct your disgust toward companies still using eggs from battery-caged chickens. Compassion Over Killing and Mercy for Animals are encouraging people to ask veggie burger maker Boca to stop using eggs in their products. You can submit comments to Boca online or call them at 1-877-966-8769.