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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.
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 PM
Urgent SeaWorld Protest at Coastal Commission Hearing (1 comment) Saturday Oct 29th 2:58 AM
Court to Monterey County: Lawsuit Over Wildlife Services Animal-killing Contract Can Move Forward Tuesday Oct 25th 12:46 PMMore Local News...
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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 PM
Despite New Jaguars in US, Feds Release Plan to Recover Endangered Jaguars Only in Mexico Monday Dec 19th 5:39 PM
New Study: Mounting Evidence Supports Eating Less Meat for Health of People, Planet Tuesday Dec 6th 1:59 PM
Sharks Win Protections at International Wildlife Treaty Meeting Monday Oct 3rd 9:53 AM
Obama Administration Finalizes New Rules Impeding Citizens' Ability to Use Endangered Species Act Monday Sep 26th 4:19 PM
Flashback Friday: May 1984 - Raid on the University of PA Head Injury Lab Friday Sep 23rd 1:05 PMMore Global News...
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Reviewing Keith Ellison's animal welfare record Tuesday Jan 17th 1:48 AM
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 PMOpen Newswire...
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