battery cages

Nestlé is the Latest Company To Commit to Cage-Free Eggs

(3BL Media/Justmeans) — Many egg-laying hens in the U.S. spend their lives in cages only 67 square inches. That is smaller than a sheet of letter-sized paper. Battery cages are so small that hens are unable to turn around, flap their wings or engage is normal chicken behavior such as nesting, perching or dustbathing. Cage-free hens are able to walk, spread their wings and lay eggs in nests.

Are Your Eggs From Happy Hens? Aramark's 100% Commitment

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – More than 95 percent of the approximately 280 million egg-laying hens in America are confined to barren “battery” cages. These small cages are crowded, depriving the hens of being free, to do natural things such as explore, nest, perch or simply stretch their wings.

How Companies are Phasing Cruelty Out of American Livestock Production

(3BL/JustMeans) There is cruelty built into the American egg production system. Most egg-laying hens in the U.S. are confined in small cages measuring about 67 inches. Called battery cages, they are smaller than a single sheet of letter-sized paper. The hens live their entire lives in the small cages, unable to spread their wings or practice other natural chicken behavior.

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