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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.

This petition was delivered to:
  • Commissioner of Food and Drugs, FDA
    Dr. Margaret Hamburg

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