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#1 Old 04-29-2006, 01:12 PM
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This is really great to see!! Shame some of the p[ublic can see such a demo & still not get it though... what would it take? Should *they* spend a few hours in a cage?



04/29/06 15:14

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HALIFAX -- Animal rights protesters in Halifax are crying foul.

Dressed in chicken costumes and crammed into a tiny, makeshift

wire cage, five protesters clucked in downtown Halifax today to

highlight the poor living conditions of egg-laying hens.

Other protesters handed out pamphlets on Nova Scotia's factory

farms to bewildered passersby.

A spokeswoman for the Animal Rights Collective of Halifax says

the province's 24 commercial egg farms hold between five-thousand

and 100-thousand living hens.

Jennifer Surrette says the hens are piled into so-called battery

cages which are stacked on top of each other.

She says the chickens are unable to flap their wings and are

often injected with antibiotics to prevent the spread of disease.

Surrette also says hens often resort to pecking each other out of

boredom, and in some cases, have the sharp tips of their beaks

seared.

Eric Fleury, who stopped to read some of the information, says

chickens are bred specifically for egg production and slaughter, and

he doesn't see a problem with the cages.

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