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Please call your Senators today to OPPOSE the Rotten Egg Bill (S. 3239)

June 06, 2012 | eggs / Take Action

Dear Friends,

Millions of laying hens need your help right now. The egg industry is pushing federal legislation that would keep hens suffering in cages - and would outlaw the banning of egg factory cages nationwide.

We need your help today to ensure this does not happen.

A critical Senate vote could be held at any moment to decide whether Senator Dianne Feinstein's Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments (S. 3239) will be inserted into this year's Farm Bill. If allowed, this Rotten Egg Bill would be one dangerous step closer to becoming law.

Please contact your U.S. Senators right now at (202) 224-3121 to urge them to OPPOSE Senator Feinstein's effort to have S. 3239 amended into the Farm Bill. Explain that S. 3239 would kill state laws, such as California's Proposition 2 - and would keep hens forever locked in cages.

Under the guise of "enriching" egg factory cages, United Egg Producers' proposed "Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments" (S. 3239) would:

• Deprive states of the right to enforce laws which prohibit or restrict battery cages.

• Deny state legislatures and voters their right to enact laws addressing many unsafe and inhumane egg industry practices.

• Deceive the American public with false assurances about animal welfare, while advancing a price-fixing scheme that merely trades one cruel cage"¦for another.

Hens deserve so much more than to be forever imprisoned in egg factory cages. Please help us Stop the Rotten Egg Bill today!

P.S. If you have not already done so, please also visit the HFA website to email your Members of Congress.

About HFA: Founded in 1985 and now over 250,000 members strong, The Humane Farming Association (HFA.org) operates the nation's largest farm animal rescue and care facility and spearheads the Stop the Rotten Egg Bill campaign.

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A critical Senate vote could be held at any moment to decide whether Senator Dianne Feinstein’s Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments (S. 3239) will be inserted into this year’s Farm Bill. If allowed, this Rotten Egg Bill would be one dangerous step closer to becoming law. Please contact your U.S. Senators right now at (202) 224-3121 to urge them to OPPOSE Senator Feinstein’s effort to have S. 3239 amended into the Farm Bill. Explain that S. 3239 would kill state laws, such as California’s Proposition 2 — and would keep hens forever locked in cages. Under the guise of “enriching” egg factory cages, United Egg Producers’ proposed “Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments” (S. 3239) would: • Deprive states of the right to enforce laws which prohibit or restrict battery cages. • Deny state legislatures and voters their right to enact laws addressing many unsafe and inhumane egg industry practices. • Deceive the American public with false assurances about animal welfare, while advancing a price-fixing scheme that merely trades one cruel cage…for another. Hens deserve so much more than to be forever imprisoned in egg factory cages. Please help us Stop the Rotten Egg Bill today

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Hens deserve so much more than to be forever imprisoned in egg factory cages!

Chickens currently live in very tiny cages. I think it is inhumane for your group attempt to to stop the passing of a bill that would allow the chickens a larger cage. We all know that the best thing for them is to roam free, but in our lifetime this will never happen, so I prefer to see them in cages twice as large then what they have now, vs being kept up in the tiny cages. It is my opinion that by opposing this bill you will cause more harm than good. FoA comments: According to the Humane Farm Association: The "Rotten Egg Bill" would kill state laws, such as California’s Proposition 2 — and would keep hens forever locked in cages. Under the guise of “enriching” egg factory cages, United Egg Producers’ proposed “Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments” (S. 3239) would: • Deprive states of the right to enforce laws which prohibit or restrict battery cages. • Deny state legislatures and voters their right to enact laws addressing many unsafe and inhumane egg industry practices. • Deceive the American public with false assurances about animal welfare, while advancing a price-fixing scheme that merely trades one cruel cage…for another.

That is gross. If farm animals are continued to be abused like they currently are, then illnesses will continue to spread and negatively affect workers, the farm animals themselves, and consumers.

It's about time the egg producers got the msseage. Most people do not want to see animals suffer for our inexpensive convenience. If I can get cheap eggs from chickens I know have been crammed together their entire lives, seeing little if any daylight, and having their beaks severed, etc., etc., I do't want them. i would much prefer to pay extra for free range, but even more, I prefer to buy egs from local, small time producers. I also find it very sane that people are beginning to raise their own backyard chickens.

Alas! Backyard chickens are running in the streets in some places. They run off, or people tire of owning them. They are becoming the newest kind of animal needing rescue on a massive scale. Please do not get backyard chickens. You know, eggs are simply not necessary! We have now written and published TWO highly popular vegan cookbooks to show how reliable, delicious recipes can be followed using replacements for eggs. Check out our store.

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