There are two amendments working their way through Congress to provide more humane conditions for egg-laying chickens. I will never forget walking into an egg-laying facility in during veterinary training. Three hens were crammed into tiny cages, cages smaller than most people use for finches and canaries. The next time I needed eggs, I made sure they came from free range hens.
Although I think cage-free is the best option, this current proposal would make life much better for egg-laying hens. Please contact your senators and representatives to voice support for the farm bill. In the senate, support Amendment 2252. In the house, support H.R. 3798 – Egg Products Inspection Act Amendment 2012. Below is a link to the Humane Society of the United States that contains more information and provides a link to find the contact information for your senators and representatives. Thank you!