Rescue 111 Hens Freed
Animal Freedom Aotearoa news release:
national grassroots group Animal Freedom Aotearoa carried out the open rescue
of 111 layer hens from a factory farm near Auckland. This action marked
the start of our group and the beginning of a campaign to take on the entire
egg industry; including free range and barn raised production systems. The
shed that we entered housed several thousand hens in conditions typical
of battery hen farms; about ten hens were crammed into small cages with
little room to move about, their beaks had been trimmed and many had lost
feathers from their necks, chest and back. The hens that we rescued have
been taken to a new home where they can recover from life as a layer hen
and start to enjoy the life a hen should lead; dust bathing, running, flapping
their wings and building nests. Today we followed up on this rescue with
a demonstration at the offices of the Egg Producers Federation in Newmarket.
Open rescues and demonstrations are just two tactics of many that will be
used to form our Egg Free Aotearoa campaign.
pictures from the rescue please click here.
For pictures from the demonstration please click here.
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