battery cages

Business
Subway is the latest food chain to give itself a generous 10-year deadline.
Environment
Take action now -- call Costco and urge them to stop selling eggs from caged hens. Good intentions matter, but they must be given life, and in this case, stocked on the shelf.
Environment
You can help chickens everywhere by refusing to buy any eggs and instead using egg-free options for your baking and cooking.
Environment
In the pork industry and in much of animal agriculture, it's actually the female animals who are the most abused.
Environment
While the company still has a ways to go before getting cage confinement entirely out of its egg supply, this is a decisive step forward to reduce the suffering of tens of thousands of animals.
Environment
Battery cages are the cruelest of all factory farming systems, are illegal across the European Union. California should be celebrated, not sued, for taking a stand against these inhumane practices.
Environment
The sale of foie gras is currently illegal in California; Steve King's Farm Bill provision would overturn that law and dozens of others that protect animals, the environment, consumers, and more.
Environment
You wouldn't be able to move, so your muscles and bones would deteriorate. Your feet would become lacerated. You would go insane. That's precisely what happens to laying hens.
Impact
According to its new policy, BK will only do business with pork suppliers that have detailed plans to end their use of gestation crates.
Food
The latest agreement between HSUS and UEP appears to offer little in terms of animal welfare, yet much in terms of positive PR.
Impact
The AVMA's recent decision to update the veterinary oath is a positive step and it's a reflection of a more humane attitude that is emerging within the veterinary profession.
Food
The assurances from the egg industry that its operators maintain safe and clean facilities, treat animals humanely, and do it all at low cost are a charade. The eggs may seem cheap, but the costs are passed on in terms of health costs.
Food
The lifelong extreme confinement of laying hens in tiny cages is not just inhumane, it's also been linked to human disease. Every one of the eggs recently recalled for Salmonella came from hens confined in cages.
Environment
The Humane Society of the United States announced that a federal judge has ordered a trial in a federal legal case we brought against a polluting egg factory farm in the Central Valley of California.
Environment
The general answer for agriculture is that it cannot stand in place. It also cannot hope to gain the trust of consumers when it defends outright cruelty and abuse that the law should forbid.
Food
With 40 million consumers in California, it would be hard to overestimate the potential of this bill to change the way laying hens are treated throughout the country.