Dr Harsh Vardhan: End Cruelty to 46 Crore Battery Caged Hens in India

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46 Crore Battery Caged Hens In India Need Your Help: Please Lend A Voice To Their Suffering

Hello,

Thank You for speaking up on behalf of the 46 crore egg laying hens suffering in battery cages, in India. 

Every signature has helped! The Campaign To End Battery Cages In India is steadily gathering social momentum.

I now want to tell you more about what has been happening on the policy-development front.
Through an on-going litigation in the Delhi High Court, we are seeking the:      i. Phasing out of Battery Cages 
            ii. Notification of the Recommended Draft Rules for Egg-laying                      hens

What makes us hopeful is the fact that, on 31st October, 2018, the Delhi High Court gave a favorable order. It directed that that no new battery cages can be established in the country. A small victory in itself!

We are waiting with bated breath for the next court hearing which is listed in the first week of February.

However, no battle is simple. Especially, battles for securing basic rights for animals.

There is a powerful industrial lobby with massive resources at its disposal that is working towards preventing the phasing out of such inherently cruel cages. In the face of such resistance, it is all the more imperative to make our voices heard by supporting the abolishment of inhumane battery cages and encouraging the Government of India to effectively implement the Delhi High Court order.

Can't we, as human beings, not even afford hens enough space to stand up straight, turn around or even spread their wings? Ensuring minimum animal welfare standards for hens is both reasonable and achievable.

Together, let's play a role in ending the suffering of 46 crore egg laying hens in India that are wasting away in battery cages. Every signature will make it worth the while for these birds who cannot speak for themselves.

Please continue to support the #HensAreNotBatteries Campaign.

If you'd like to know more about cruelty to hens in battery cages, please view our film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4uIonFeLts

 

 

Gauri Maulekhi
2 years ago