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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.

Take Action!
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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Nicole Potter

respect for all life.....what goes around comes around, no one is emempt

Nicole Potter

respect for all life.....what goes around comes around, no one is emempt

Will

Whenever you choose to support incrementalist policies that improve some aspects of other species' welfare, do not confuse it with the solution. We never escape the most egregious harms we do to other species when we consume them — or their eggs in this case. If this is not made clear in every policy and incremental improvement, we only perpetuate the harm. When we give false witness that carnism is humane, we become the harm. When we stop consuming them, we stop the harm. Readers of this page should know that.

layzdayz9

I am a true lover of pets and I sure have plenty and always wanting more, so i love that you do the work you do I would love to be apart of it but your horrible commercials that starting airing it just sickness me and my 4 year old daughter who crys every time where shocked when it comes across the air i find it irresponsible to show such horrific pictures that affect us so much who already do so much for animals scrambling for the remote to change the channel and the ones do like enjoy trotting animals. I know I am but one voice but the commercials has mad it so no longer want to be associated with you and please do not contact me..

ally d.

if they were promised more space and better conditions, that is what they should have got.

Dee

I dont know what todo my landlord lives in the same yard as me and she had 12 hens they have been living in the same coop ever since they were chicks recently a couple of them jumped over the backyard fence and got tore up pretty bad by 2 pitbulls its not the pitbulls fault because they were just protecting there domain
Anyways the last time it happened we had to help her sow the chicken up. Now days i walk out side in the morning to get fresh air and all i smell is rotten eggs and chicken poo,something needs to happen here but my Man doesnt want me to say anything to them because he thinks we will get kicked out. What to do what to do. To me this is Cruelty,And Neglect and i just dont know how to deal with it.

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