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Stop the Construction of HI-Q Egg Farm

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Hi-Q Egg Farm is planning to construct one of the largest egg laying facilities in the nation in York Township, Ohio. Hi-Q has applied for a permit to build 15 layer houses, each of which would house 400,000 layer hens. The farm would hold six millions hens total.

Hi-Q has been attempting to build its farm for three years. The plan has met much resistance from the residents of Ohio. The farm would produce an estimated 74,000 tons of chicken manure, creating public health and environmental dangers. 

Animal rights groups are alarmed by the plans as well. The six million chickens would live crammed into tiny battery cages, not even able to spread their wings. 

Earlier this year, Ohio Governor Ted Strickland made an agreement with the Humane Society of the United States not to allow farms with small cages to be built after Dec. 31st. But John Kasich will take over as Governor in January and may or may not hold up Stickland's promise. 

The former Ohio Director of Agriculture planned to deny a permit to Hi-Q, but the new administration may not take the same stance on the issue. 

Tell John Kasich and the Ohio Department of Agriculture not to permit HI-Q Egg Farm to build their enormous factory farm.  

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