Oppose the Cruel Practice of Factory Farming of Egg-Laying Hens

Oppose the Cruel Practice of Factory Farming of Egg-Laying Hens

    1. Bryan D. Freehling
    2. Petition by

      Bryan D. Freehling

      Wilton Manors, FL

Perhaps not as famous as Proposition 8, Proposition 2--originally known as the Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act now amended and renamed as the Standards for Confining Farm Animals--passed by a landslide in California in November 2008.

Because of Proposition 2, all egg-laying hens will have the ability to stand up, turn around, and extend their limbs by 2015.  Since Governor Schwarenegger signed AB 1437 in July of this year, Proposition 2’s effects are even greater.  You see, according to the new law, all eggs imported to CA after 2015 must meet these same standards.  So, in effect, California will be the first state to go cage-free!

"By signing this bill, Governor Schwarzenegger has taken an important step in protecting animal welfare in a way that will also improve food safety for consumers across California," said Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of The HSUS. "Californians have made it clear that they don't want unsafe eggs from hens crammed into cages, and we applaud the Legislature and governor for heeding this call."

Please sign this petition urging your state politicians to work on the same, more humane legislation which would help to minimize the cruel practice of factory farming of egg-laying hens in your state and eventually all across this nation.

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    • Jill Thompson ALBUQUERQUE, NM
      • 12 months ago

      WHY IS THIS STILL GOING ON???

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    • sherrian afrashteh SHERMAN OAKS, CA
      • 12 months ago

      this is so wrong

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    • christine soto BRONX, NY
      • about 1 year ago

      They give us so much, why not give them a life too!

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    • Janet Wunnicke PHOENIX, AZ
      • about 1 year ago

      All life is sacred and deserves basic respect, at the very least. Animals are a gift to us humans. Let's show our gratitude by treating them well.

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    • Despina M. Andrelus CORONA, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      "A righteous man regards the life of animals" - PROVERBS 12:10; "If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion & pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men" - FRANCIS OF ASSISI; "I hope to make people realize how totally helpless animals are, how dependent on us, trusting as a child must that we will be kind and take care of their needs...(They) are an obligation put on us, a responsibility we have no rights to neglect, nor to violate by cruelty...." - JAMES HARRIOT; "The greatness of a nation & its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated" - MAHATMA GANDHI.

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