Monday, January 2, 2012

Britain Retires Last Battery Hen

Touching report on the rehoming on Britain's last hen confined to battery cages. British egg producers have spent a small fortune to comply with more humane guidelines. It can be done.

 Britain's last battery hen has been given a new home, marking the end of an era for commercial laying hens, a charity has told the Press Association.
The hen, named Liberty, will enjoy her retirement at a farm in Chulmleigh, Devon, where she will join around 60 other ex-inmates.

An EU directive abolishing the barren (battery) cage system comes into effect on January 1 when egg producers will have to provide hens with larger cages enabling them to spread their wings and move around.

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