Consolidation of Egg Industry

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Thanks to an email from Farmed Animal Net for this information. These are not farming families, folks, but corporations as powerful and ruthless as anything on Wall Street. and Canada are actively opposing battery cages. In Mexico, many farms are being run as they were 3 or 4 decades ago, although there are some more modern large facilities. Tags: eggs farm animal welfare factory farm chickens

The Other Side of the Egg Debate

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I am a firm supporter of reforming factory egg farming. Hetty Alcuitas, a volunteer with Grassroots Women, said she sympathizes with the environmental and animal-rights arguments against caged chickens. But with battery eggs costing about $2 a dozen and organic free-range eggs costing between $5 and $6 a dozen, the impact of the proposed change goes beyond poultry. Tags: proposition 2 eggs factory farm food chickens

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BOCA to Stop Using Eggs by End of 2009

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By removing eggs from their ingredient list, BOCA is withdrawing financial support for factory farms that use battery-cages. This brings us one step closer to ending intense confinement of hens in factory farms. Tags: battery hens eggs farm animal welfare Totally missed this story from about a month ago.

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Hope for Hen Welfare

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A press release I received from the Farm Sanctuary. July 8, 2011 – In a groundbreaking move that should result in the greatest advancement for farmed animals in U.S. Enactment of the bill will bring about the first federal law relating to the treatment of chickens used for food, the first federal law relating to the treatment of animals while on factory farms, and the first farmed animal protection legislation in more than 30 years.

From Today's New York Times

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To the Editor: Re “ Suddenly, the Hunt Is On for Cage-Free Eggs ” (front page, Aug. 12): While this is a step in the right direction toward reducing the animal abuse inherent in all factory farming (from the chicken’s point of view), it’s still a long way from what nature intended. Though chickens can live for 5 to 11 years, after two years, they are hauled away to slaughter just like battery-caged hens.

Animal Advocates' Successes Have Factory Farmers Running Scared

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The column, which you can read here , is a call to arms to factory farmers to fight back against those individuals and organizations working to protect farm animals from the abuses inherent in factory farms. Recent victories by animal protection advocates have an increasing number of pro-factory-farming lobbyists worried about the future of animal agriculture. To learn more about Arizona's precedent-setting victory for farm animals, see here.

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