New Mexico Residents:
Take Action to Help Hens Suffering in Cruel Cages

The New Mexico state legislature is currently considering legislation to improve the lives of hens in the egg industry. SB 347 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 New Mexico come from operations that meet these modest standards, no matter where they are produced.

NEW ACTION as of 2/28/21 — Please use the form below to help pass this legislation!

Despite anti-cruelty laws, a hen raised for her eggs in New Mexico 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 347 to make this cruel confinement of hens illegal in New Mexico once and for all.”

Sarah Hanneken

Legal Advocacy Counsel, Animal Equality