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Cages: There may be no experience of life more fraught with stress and
pain than that of the battery caged hen. She does not live on a farm, but
inside a gigantic metal factory like the one pictured here. Such
facilities hold literally millions of hens who are confined in row after
row of tiny wire 'battery' cages. These cages are too small to allow hens
to stand in a normal upright position, much less stretch, unfold their
wings, or exercise. Throughout the course of her short life, the battery
caged hen will be forced to endure beak mutilations, overcrowding, filth,
disease, and periodic starvation.
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Our Rescue Campaign: Compassionate Action for Animals' Rescue
Campaign was an effort to educate the public and save the lives of
individual hens. This involved entering factory farms to investigate the
appalling conditions in which the birds are forced to live. We removed as
many sick and injured hens as we have homes for, then released documented
evidence of neglect and suffering to the media. We adhere to strict nonviolence
guidelines. In doing so we hope to inspire others to adopt a
non-speciesist respect for life, make compassionate choices, and take
action on behalf of animals.
This campaign is no longer active at the present time.
Read our rescue
information about our investigations...
How You Can
Help: Billions of animals raised on factory farms are slaughtered each
year. Pigs, cows, poultry, and many fish whose flesh and byproducts are
sold to consumers suffer from the stress and neglect inherent on factory
As a consumer, you have the choice to oppose those practices which
exchange cruelty for profit. As an individual, you have the opportunity to
be directly involved in helping farmed animals by volunteering, making a
donation, or encouraging others to make compassionate choices.
If you care about the lives of billions of farmed animals nationwide,