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Petitioning Deputy Commissioner/FDA Joshua Sharfstein and 4 others

Tell Lawmakers All Eggs Should Be Cage-Free


The recent salmonella outbreak sickened more than 2,000 people and resulted in a recall of more than a half-billion eggs. It's time to address the root of the problem--caged hens on factory farms.

Caged hens are crammed into tight battery cages where they don't even have enough room to stretch their wings. These chickens never see the light of day, and the close quarters makes it easy to spread bacteria like salmonella. In fact, according to the Humane Society, nine studies published in the last five years show that caged hens have a higher prevalence of salmonella than cage-free or pastured hens.

It's time to start taking chickens' and consumers' health seriously. Tell the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to ban battery cages on farms.

This petition was delivered to:
  • Deputy Commissioner/FDA
    Joshua Sharfstein
  • Press Officer/FDA
    Pat El-Hinnawy
  • Commissioner/FDA
    Margaret Hamburg
  • Deputy Secretary of Agriculture/USDA
    Kathleen Merrigan
  • Secretary of Agriculture/USDA
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