Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Dalai Lama condemns Battery Farming

Some of you may have missed this one. On the 1st of September the Dalai Lama condemned battery hen farming and urged consumers to switch to buying eggs from free range chickens.

"Turning these defenceless animals into egg-producing machines with no consideration for their welfare whatsoever is a degradation of our own humanity," said his Holiness.

"The abuse we inflict on hens has always been particularly disturbing to me and I have always been particularly concerned toward how these animals are treated in industrial food production, switching to cage-free eggs would reduce the suffering of these animals".

The British Hen Welfare Trust (formerly the Battery Hen Welfare Trust) is a national charity that re-homes commercial laying hens and educates the public about how they can make a difference to hen welfare. They find caring homes for thousands of commercial laying hens destined for slaughter each year and have hen collection points all over the country. You can re-home some hens, check out this LINK.

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