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Tell Congress You Care About Hens
Possibly the most abused farm animals, laying hens are often crammed into tiny cages to maximize profits with little thought to the birds' quality of life. We can send congress a message now to help these animals and change the requirements by law.
"Factory farms cram egg-laying hens into cages so tiny they can't even spread their wings. Breeding pigs and veal calves are stuffed into cramped individual cages barely larger than their bodies. They can’t walk or turn around. But you can help free animals from these cruel cages." per the Humane Society of the United States.
The Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments of 2013 (S. 820/H.R. 1731) will phase in significantly more space, plus environmental enrichments for these birds so they can nest and perch. Additionally, it would prohibit starving the birds to manipulate their laying cycle and ban excess ammonia levels that cause respiratory problems, as well as give consumers more information about farming methods right on the egg carton (e.g., labeling "eggs from caged hens" and "eggs from cage-free hens").