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Ask Your Senators to Co-Sponsor the Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments of 2012!

Thursday, June 7, 2012 - 4:15pm

The nearly 300 million egg-laying hens in our country live in cages that afford each hen just 67 square inches of space—smaller than a sheet of paper. That’s outrageous!

Last year, a bipartisan group of U.S. representatives introduced a bill in the House promising egg-laying hens better living conditions. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), along with senators from both sides of the aisle, recently introduced a companion measure in the Senate. This important bill needs your support!

The Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments of 2012 would increase the amount of space given to laying hens (they’re currently so cramped that most cannot even stretch their wings), and allow them to do some of the things chickens love doing: perching, dust-bathing and nesting. Plus, various inhumane practices would be banned. This is a major step forward! The bill would also require that egg cartons disclose the standards under which the eggs were produced so consumers know what they’re buying.

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This bill is a common-sense measure supported by the United Egg Producers, the American Veterinary Medical Association and various consumer and animal welfare groups, including the ASPCA. And right now, our nation’s hens need your support, too. Please contact your senators today and ask them to co-sponsor S. 3239 to provide better lives for egg-laying hens!

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Sabrina B

Hens deserve room to spread their wings!

Leisha Eastergard

I am appalled by the efforts of Senator Feinstein and her cronies to undermine the advances in farm animal treatment and living conditions put forth in the Egg Products Inspection Act of 2012. The proposed humane conditions of the act are minimal, at best, but are a major improvement in quality of life for these chickens. For Feinstein and her colleagues to try to block this act, well, to me it's tantamount to animal cruelty and they should be brought up on charges. PLEASE co-sponser S. 3239. It is the moral and ethical thing to do.

Thank you, Leisha Eastergard

holly

every living thing has feelings. would you want to be put in a very small room with 6 other people? have compassion for all living things.

holly

every living thing has feelings. would you want to be put in a very small room with 6 other people? have compassion for all living things.

holly

every living thing has feelings. would you want to be put in a very small room with 6 other people? have compassion for all living things.

holly

every living thing has feelings. would you want to be put in a very small room with 6 other people? have compassion for all living things.

Holly Hardison

Please give our hens space to live! No creature, no matter how large or small, should be couped up without space to move. How would you like to live and work in a closet all day everyday?

Doraliza Munoz

I went to the mobile clinic to spay my dog,unfortunately I was not aware that people with pit bulls made an appointment. I was given a rain check and told that I could call to make an appointment.The problem came when I called. The menu is so crazy that I can't make an appoitment. When I finally reached some one he could not help and told me to call again. I must have tried from 5:00-7:30 to no avail. I am headed to the mobile clinic again at the crack of dawn without my appointment. Please address this phone issue because it is very fustrating for the seniors like me. Thanks.

Kimberly

It's time that people realize there is no positive effect to torturing animals that produce our food. There is no excuse for such inhumane treatments of helpless creatures, and it is time to enforce stricter regulations to provide them a quality of life. It's not asking much.

alexis

please help them...cruelty towards animals must stop!

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