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Sun Feb 5 2006Egg Industry Battery Cages Exposed by Activists
Sun Feb 5 2006Undercover Video and Lawsuit Seek to End Use of Battery Cages
Ninety-five percent of all eggs in this country are produced by hens in cramped and unhealthy battery cages which are packed into dark and rank warehouses holding up to 125,000 birds each. A significant share of the nation's eggs come from California's Central Valley. Animal advocates are addressing this intensive industry-standard practice in a number of ways and achieving some success. Activists campaigned recently to urge the Trader Joe's grocery chain to stop selling eggs from battery caged hens. As of February 1st, the grocery store no longer carries such eggs. East Bay Animal Advocates (EBAA) has released a video documenting the squalid condition of egg-laying hens in California. EBAA are encouraging people to see for themselves where their eggs come from and to contact their elected representatives to demand enforcement of a law which makes the conditions created for hens by battery cage confinement illegal. The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has filed a lawsuit targeting the tax-breaks that egg producers receive despite the legal violations inherent in their methods.
Judge Upholds Decision to End “No Otter Zone” Tuesday Mar 7th 4:39 PM
First-Ever Exposé Inside a US Lamb Slaughterhouse (1 comment) Friday Feb 3rd 2:01 PM
Killing Continues to Mount in California Drift Gillnet Fishery: Government Adds New Species Thursday Jan 12th 12:21 PM
Good Samaritans Relocate Monarch Butterflies to Sunny Santa Cruz Wednesday Jan 4th 6:23 PM
Pacific Fisheries Management Council Nominated for ‘Shark Enemy’ Award by Turtle Island and Host of Concerned Environmental Groups Monday Dec 19th 10:26 AM
San Francisco Airport’s New Therapy Pig, LiLou, Prompts PETA Appeal Monday Dec 12th 3:35 PM
Marin-Based Wildlife Group Slams EPA Pick Friday Dec 9th 2:51 PMMore Local News...
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Campaña Destaca Necesidad de que México Tome Medidas de Emergencia Thursday Mar 16th 1:59 PM
U.S. Consumers, Seafood Companies Urged to Boycott Mexican Shrimp to Save Vaquita Porpoise Thursday Mar 16th 1:50 PM
Third Jaguar Detected in Arizona (1 comment) Friday Mar 3rd 5:26 PM
Landmark Report: Hundreds of Native Bee Species Sliding Toward Extinction Wednesday Mar 1st 5:25 PM
On Final Day, Obama Administration Phases out Lead Ammo From National Wildlife Refuges Monday Jan 23rd 7:03 PM
AWI Applauds USDA for Improving Welfare of Animals under Certified Organic Label Monday Jan 23rd 12:58 PM
EPA Analysis: 97 Percent of Endangered Species Threatened by Two Common Pesticides Wednesday Jan 18th 9:11 PMMore Global News...
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Dozens of lab monkeys were killed due to failed experiments and shipping mistakes Thursday Nov 3rd 9:56 AM
CA Transportation Commission Commits $3.1 Million for Land Trust’s Hwy 17 Wildlife Crossing Friday Oct 21st 9:35 PM
53 Of The Ways The World's Military Harm Animals Tuesday Jun 21st 10:26 AM
Hillary Clinton Flunks Animal Rights And Environmental Issues Saturday May 21st 12:48 PM
David Ludwig & NPR's David Greene And Alison Aubrey Shill For Egg Producers Friday May 13th 7:30 AM
Animal Activist Marcy Winograd wins freedom of speech appeal Monday May 9th 6:59 PM
Former FBI Agent Pens Novel Based on Fictional Experiences in the Animal Rights Movement Tuesday Apr 19th 10:58 PMOpen Newswire...
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