More from ALDF on the case: The case was filed to ask Texas officials to follow their own laws and ensure that egg laying hens are not overcrowded into cages, left alone injured and dying, or otherwise left to dwell among dead bodies or in other unsanitary conditions.
But the state, under influence from the factory farm lobby instead of the Texas citizens that passed the law, has refused to do it and is now wasting precious taxpayer dollars to support the factory farm lobby and fight the Animal Legal Defense Fund in court. The state is literally spending tax dollars to defend a private industry that does little if anything for the citizens of Texas.
But the funny thing is, by supporting overcrowded and unsanitary factory farms the state is not only wasting taxpayer money to defeat the very law the taxpayers passed. The state is also playing games with food safety.