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From Christian Vegetarian Association (CVA)

Breaking News: The United Egg Producers (UEP) and The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) Make a Deal

The United Egg Producers (UEP) and The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) have agreed to support the first federal legislation in U.S. history that would protect farmed birds. UEP, the trade group in charge of defending the worst of the worst abuses of farmed animals, has agreed to work with HSUS in a proposed legislation that would include the following:

- A moratorium at the end of 2011 on new construction of unenrichable battery cages—small, cramped, cages that nearly immobilize more than 90 percent of laying hens today—and the nationwide elimination of barren battery cages through a phase-out period;

- A phased-in construction of new hen housing systems that provide each hen nearly double the amount of space they’re currently provided;

require environmental enrichments so birds can engage in important natural behaviors currently denied to them in barren cages, such as perches, nesting boxes, and scratching areas;

- A mandate labeling on all egg cartons nationwide to inform consumers of the method used to produce the eggs, such as “eggs from caged hens” or “eggs from cage-free hens”;

- A prohibition on forced molting through starvation, an inhumane practice that is inflicted on tens of millions of hens each year and which involves withholding all food from birds for up to two weeks in order to manipulate the laying cycle;

- A prohibition on excessive ammonia levels in henhouses, a common problem in the industry that is harmful to both hens and egg industry workers; and

- A prohibition on the sale of all eggs and egg products nationwide that don’t meet these requirements.

To read more about this fantastic news, please search online for Breaking News: Landmark Agreement to Help Millions of Hens

This is good news for God’s Creation! Alleviating the pain and suffering of God’s farmed animals will indeed help bring healing and reconciliation, and also hopefully more awareness to the fact that billions of God’s creatures are legally imprisoned and exploited every year for profit and taste, a fact that should appall every Christian.

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