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Hens in cages

Maryland Residents: Take Action!
Help Hens in Your State

The Maryland state legislature is currently considering legislation to improve the lives of hens in the egg industry. SB 690 would implement critical minimum standards for housing these sensitive, emotionally complex animals. Specifically, the bill would prohibit the extreme overcrowding that is currently common in the egg industry and would also outlaw the use of cruel cages. This legislation would also ensure that eggs sold in Maryland come from operations that meet these modest standards, no matter where they are produced.

Help end the unnecessary and cruel confinement of hens by contacting your elected officials via the form below!


Sarah Hanneken
“Despite anti-cruelty laws, a hen raised for her eggs in Maryland 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 legislation like SB 690 to make this cruel confinement of hens illegal in Maryland once and for all.”

Sarah Hanneken
Legal Advocacy Counsel, Animal Equality