26 Apr '11, 7am

Join the Fight for a Cage-Free Washington:

Join the Fight for a Cage-Free Washington:

Confined with the amount of space about the size of a piece of notebook paper to live in for their entire lives, the existence of egg-laying hens is nothing short of miserable. While many consider this extreme confinement to be inhumane, it's the sad reality for about 6 million egg-laying hens in Washington state. Washingtonians for Humane Farms, a coalition of groups with backgrounds in animal welfare, food safety, the environment and farming, is currently gathering signatures to put an initiative on the state ballot that would implement a cage-free system that allows hens enough room to turn around and stretch freely with the Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act, which has been given the number I-1130. However, another bill, SB 5487, has already been introduced by Sen. Mark Schoesler and just passed the Washington House of Representatives. Under this bill, egg producers...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/animal-welfare/blog/join-the-...

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