Nova Scotia animal rights group protests supposed treatment of egg-laying hens

CANADA - An animal rights group in Halifax is crying foul over what it describes as cruel treatment of egg-laying hens.

But Nova Scotia egg producers say the protesters are simply uninformed, and the welfare of hens is their top priority.

Dressed in chicken costumes and crammed into a tiny, makeshift wire cage, five protesters clucked in downtown Halifax on Saturday to highlight the poor living conditions of egg-laying hens.

Other members of the Animal Rights Collective of Halifax handed out pamphlets about Nova Scotia's factory farms to bewildered passersby.

The complaints focus on the use of battery cages - small wire cages that are used to house groups of hens on commercial egg farms.

Source: Canadian Press
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