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Legislative Action to Help Hens in Arizona

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The Arizona Department of Agriculture is currently considering a new rule to improve the lives of hens in the egg industry. This proposed regulation would implement critical minimum standards for housing these sensitive, emotionally complex animals. Specifically, the rule would prohibit the extreme overcrowding that is currently common in the egg industry and would also outlaw the use of cruel cages. The rule would also ensure that eggs sold in Arizona come from operations that meet these modest standards, no matter where they are produced.

If you live in Arizona, please use the form below to ask the Department of Agriculture to spare millions of hens from cages!

Sarah Hanneken
“Under current law, a hen raised for her eggs in Arizona can be legally confined for her entire life in a crowded barren cage. To confine a dog or cat this way would be animal abuse, yet hens are exempt from these basic legal protections. That is why we need a new rule to make this cruel confinement of hens illegal in Arizona once and for all.”

Sarah Hanneken
Legal Advocacy Counsel, Animal Equality