Protect Hundreds of Millions of Hens from Cruelty
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Protect Hundreds of Millions of Hens from Cruelty

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      The Humane Society of The United States

Currently, at least 92 percent of egg-laying hens in the United States are confined in barren battery cages so small the animals can't even spread their wings. Of these birds, about 210 million are provided 67 square inches of space and 50 million are provided with even less space than that meager amount (typically 48 square inches). In July 2011, The Humane Society of the United States and the United Egg Producers reached a historic agreement whereby both organizations will support—and work together toward enactment of—federal legislation to afford certain protections to all U.S. egg laying hens. If enacted, this would be the first federal law relating to chickens used for food, as well as the first federal law relating to the on-farm treatment of any species of farm animal.

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    • Mark Whitfield MORDEN, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 3 years ago

      Animals should not suffer for human benefit

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    • Dhyan Story AUBURN, WA
      • about 3 years ago

      This activity is just plain WRONG. You have the power to change that. Do the right thing, do the humane thing, do the kind thing like Jesus taught.

      “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. --I hold that, the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man.” Mahatma (Mohandas) Gandhi (1869-1948)

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    • Bernell Trapp ALLEN, TX
      • about 3 years ago

      No animal big or small should have to suffer for any reason, especially for or at the hand of a human being! No animal should feel pain for a human's gain!! This practice should've never been started in the first place and must be stopped immediately!!!!

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    • Kim Egger ALVIN, TX
      • about 3 years ago

      I only wish we would care about the health of animals as much as the bottom line of a company. Eating sick and ill treated animals is not worthy behavior of any civilized country. This bill is only one of a number of things we need to do to protect the animals and ourselves from callous disregard of our fellow living creatures. This is a start.

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    • Helen Garza Roeder WHITESBORO, TX
      • about 3 years ago

      chickens are the most abused animals of all. visit a commercial chicken farm or egg laying farm and you'll see what really goes on in those places.

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