Farm Sanctuary and the National Conference to End (the cruelty of) Factory Farming

Factory farms confine animals in cages so small they can't even turn around

For those who don’t know – and many consumers don’t – much of the meat products that Americans eat come from factory farms. These “factories” are places where an often staggering number of animals such as chickens and turkeys are forced to endure extremely cramped confined spaces their entire lives, often stacked on top of each other – tighter than shelving in a garage – with no room to move around or nest in, much less any dirt to peck at. And cows and pigs endure even worse, many never seeing grass in their lifetime.

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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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Beat It! Insect Repellent stops insects naturally

Summer brings out all sorts of creepy, crawly, and/or pesky flying insects. 

In the past, we’d reach for a heavy duty insect repellent for protection. Remember those TV ads with the guy inside a glass cased-room filled with mosquitoes? 

These days, there a number of natural insect repellents on the market. Some work better than others but most have an incredibly strong scent that can knock you back f you’re the least bit sensitive to smell. 

I recently found a natural insect repellent that not only works well, but its scent won’t announce itself from a distance. 

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