This Year, Resolve to End the Use of Cruel Battery Cages Nationwide

3 years ago by mercyforanimals

In 2008, California voters passed Proposition 2 by a nearly 64 percent majority, granting farmed animals at least enough space to stand up, turn around, stretch their limbs, and engage in other basic natural behaviors. At the time, Prop 2 was the most popular ballot measure in California history. On January 1, 2015, this historic new law took effect in California.

But what about the rest of the country where the vast majority of egg-laying hens are still crammed inside tiny battery cages so small they can’t even spread their wings?

To help alleviate the suffering of approximately 300 million egg-laying hens nationwide, Mercy For Animals is now calling on United Egg Producers—the industry trade group representing nearly 90 percent of U.S. egg producers—to require its members to comply with UEP cage-free guidelines in order to be eligible for certification.

It’s time for egg producers nationwide to end the cruel and inhumane confinement of hens in wire cages so small they can’t walk, spread their wings, or engage in many other natural behaviors.

If you agree hens deserve better, please sign the petition at