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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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Dana Fillion

People that treat animals poorly should have the same done to them.

Denise Quinto

Giving them extra space is such a small sacrifice. It's the least they deserve.

Rayljr

If I were god, each chicken would get at least 1 Taj Mahal in their next life with their own planet plus the option for some payback!

Ryan Wise

Stop the abuse of egg laying chickens!!!!

Shannon L. Dillon

Egg-laying hens live in cruel and inhumane conditions. They should live in larger cages where they can ove around and engage in activity they would engage in under normal circumstances.

Shannon L. Dillon

Egg-laying hens live in cruel and inhumane conditions. They should live in larger cages where they can ove around and engage in activity they would engage in under normal circumstances.

Sabrina B

Hens deserve room to spread their wings!

Jenn Wheeler

Please help the animals have better lives while they are here!
Just because they are food shouldnt mean they have to endur crappy treatment

Sabrina B

Hens deserve room to spread their wings!

Sabrina B

Hens deserve room to spread their wings!

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