respeggt with heart and mind!

Every year in Germany alone about 45 million male chicks are killed in the course of egg production. This is because they are unable to lay eggs and cannot put on enough weight for meat production. This globally common practice poses an ethical dilemma for our society, which respeggt has finally solved with a patented process.


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It is time we took action.

Each year in Germany approximately 220 eggs and 20.9 kg of poultry meat is consumed per capita.* Two different types of poultry breeds are used for production: the fattening breeds, which can put on weight very quickly and extremely efficiently, and the egg-laying breeds, whose female animals have a very high laying performance. The males of the egg-laying breed, on the other hand, cannot lay eggs or put on weight quickly enough. This means: the cock of the egg-laying breed is economically useless and without any further use. Therefore it is killed immediately after hatching.

respeggt’s solution.

Respeggt has taken up the challenge of finding a respectful solution to this problem. Due to a worldwide unique and patented process respeggt is able to prevent male chicks from hatching in Germany and save them from their ethically unsound fate. Experts estimate that a total of approximately 4 billion male chicks worldwide suffer this fate.

A look into the future.

Since the respeggt process can also be used for large egg production in the long term, no more chicks will have to be killed in the future.

In supermarkets and discount supermarkets, eggs can be found in numerous facets – whether as regular eggs or processed foods such as pasta, cakes or biscuits – all foods containing eggs could be certified with the respeggt label. Yet again, another contribution to stopping the chick culling.


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Statista 2018; per capita consumption of poultry meat in Germany from 1991 to 2017 (in kilograms), data from 2017 “Food consumption including animal feed, industrial use and losses”.