Urge Officials To Increase Cage Size For Laying Hens

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!


Published by kristennelsondvm

Dr. Kristen Nelson grew up on a farm in Watertown, Minn., where she developed a deep love for animals of all kinds. She received a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine. Kris then completed a small-animal internship at the prestigious Animal Medical Center in New York City. In addition to writing and speaking, she cares for small and exotic animals in Scottsdale, Az. Dr. Nelson is widely quoted in the media. Her credits include Ladies’ Home Journal, USA TODAY, the Los Angeles Times and numerous radio and television interviews. Dr. Nelson has written two books, Coated With Fur: A Vet’s Life and Coated With Fur: A Blind Cat’s Love. Kris and her husband Steve share their home with rescued cats, birds and a dog.