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Ban the Production of Eggs in Battery Cages

Footage released by Mercy for Animals Canada (and broadcast by W5 and published by the Globe and Mail) shows the typical life for hens producing eggs in Canada. They are crowded in battery cages, chicks are violently smashed against hard surfaces by workers and then thrown into garbage bags, chicks are covered in feces and dead hens are left to rot cages. Chickens are animals that deserve respect and to live a life free of cruelty.

The battery cages routinely used by egg farmers in Canada are so inhumane they have been banned by the European Union, Switzerland, New Zealand, and the states of California and Michigan.

This petition was delivered to:
  • Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food
    Gerry Ritz
  • Premier of Ontario and Minister of Agriculture and Food
    Kathleen Wynne
  • Premier of Ontario
    Kathleen Wynne


    Jennifer Riley started this petition with a single signature, and now has 711 supporters. Start a petition today to change something you care about.