Ask the FDA to Revise the Egg Safety Rule
  • Petitioned Dr. Margaret Hamburg

This petition was delivered to:

Commissioner of Food and Drugs, FDA
Dr. Margaret Hamburg

Ask the FDA to Revise the Egg Safety Rule

    1. Petition by

      The Humane Society of The United States

Through an undercover investigation, the HSUS has collected video footage and photographs documenting the systematic abuse of animals at Cal-Maine Foods, Inc., the nation's largest egg producer.


Our findings during this five week investigation at Cal-Maine include the following:

*Birds producing eggs for human consumption confined in overcrowded cages with the rotting corpses of other birds.

*Dead hens, trapped under their cages, had died with their heads on the egg conveyor belts exposing passing eggs to the decaying bird.

*Birds trapped by their wings, necks and legs in the thin, rusty wires of the battery cages.

*Birds with severely injured legs, unable to reach food or water.

*Birds suffering from severe, bloody uterine prolapses enduring the pain of other hens in the overcrowded cages stepping on them.

*Eggs covered in feces and blood.

Please send Dr. Margaret Hamburg of the FDA a message that the cage confinement systems used by the majority of egg producers are a problem that affects the health of the laying hens and increases the risks of Salmonella infection. Please use the form below to send a message to the FDA asking them to revise the Egg Safety Rule to protect human health and stop the terrible abuse of these animals.

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    Reasons for signing

    • michelle maiorca MANCHESTER, CT
      • over 3 years ago

      We can eat animal products without being hideous and cruel, and it would likely result in less outbreaks of diseases like salmonella and e-coli. Please update and enforce new rules to that end.

    • Janet Molenaar BROOKLYN, NY
      • over 3 years ago

      We need to take better care of our food.

      Happy hens=happy eggs. Karma.

    • sarah cochran TAMPA, FL
      • over 3 years ago

      As the owner of three lovely little hens I beg you to stop these abuses! Findings like these are why so many of us are raising our own hens for eggs.


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