A Little Less Cruel

Battery-Caged Eggs

Some state legislatures are stepping up to the plate to decrease the amount of pointless suffering caused in factory farms (CAFOs). According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, “California outlawed the amputation of dairy cows’ tails, and Michigan passed a law phasing out restrictive crates for veal calves and pregnant sows, and tiny “battery” cages for egg-laying chickens, used to pack many animals together in a small space. Arizona, California, Florida, Maine, Colorado, and Oregon had previously acted to ban crates and battery cages, which, along with tail docking, are unnecessary practices that serve only to make large, polluting CAFOs viable.”

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