New federal legislation could bring humane treatment to chickens and farm animals

American consumers generally has no idea where their food comes from or how the farm animals it comes from are treated.

It would shock most to know that of the 180 million laying hens that produce our eggs, tens of millions are starved for up to two weeks in order to force them to molt, ensuring that they’ll continue to lay eggs. Or that more than ninety percent of hens are kept almost immobilized in small, cramped, bare “battery” wire cages that are stacked on top of each other and contain no room to move, scratch or anywhere comfortable to nest.

United Egg Producers have agreed to support national legislation to improve the lives of industrial farm chickens

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