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?
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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
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.