20 Oct '11, 11am

Liberated Battery Hens Find a New Home in Prison : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

Liberated Battery Hens Find a New Home in Prison : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

While it is ironical that liberated battery hens are going to jail, the placement in the prison is a wonderful experiment for the Trust and the prisoners. There have been many stories about the therapeutic benefits of animal and plant rearing in prisons. As a spokesman said: "It is apt and extraordinary on so many levels that some of the prisoners will be able to take care of something as vulnerable as a battery hen that has had a restricted start in life, that has been kept, literally behind bars in a small cage without access to sunlight or fresh air. I truly believe in the therapeutic benefits of keeping animals and the value of being responsible for and caring for hens such as these."

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/10/liberated-hens-li...

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