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June 5th, 2012 | By Alicia Silverstone

Each year, millions of laying hens are confined to wire battery cages: tiny spaces that are usually smaller than a single sheet of paper. Citing animal welfare and food safety concerns, many have been working for years to have these cages banned, and some tremendous progress has been made!

Just last week, a federal legislation to ban the cages and overhaul the egg industry was introduced to Congress by Senator Dianne Feinstein, and the bill (S.3239) was backed by a group of bipartisan co-sponsors. If passed, this bill will greatly improve the treatment of 280 million hens in the country, and will double the amount of space each bird has while also putting an end to forced starvation molting.

To move the bill forward, Senator Feinstein will need our help!

Please contact your local Senator and ask them to support Feinstein on S. 3239. You can find your Senator’s information here.

To find out more about battery cages, visit The Humane Society’s website here. You can also contact Senator Feinstein here to let her know just how much you appreciate her work on S. 3239.

What animal rights issues are most important to you? Share in the comments section and we will see what we can do to help.



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