Last Thursday, the Tampa City Council passed a resolution condemning the intensive confinement of egg-laying hens. Tampa is the fifth city in Florida to pass such a resolution.
The resolution noted:
“About 95% of the roughly 300 million hens in the United States are confined in barren, wire battery cages so restrictive the birds don’t even have enough space to spread their wings. With no opportunity to engage in many of their natural behaviors—including nesting, dust bathing, perching, and foraging—these birds endure lives wrought with suffering.”
Although the resolution is non-binding, it is a strong statement against one of the worst abuses of modern factory farming.
Please send a quick note to the City Council and thank them for their compassionate statement.
The cities of Hollywood, West Palm Beach, Winter Springs and New Port Richey have also passed resolutions opposing battery cage confinement. Your city can be next! Approach your local government leaders and ask them to consider a resolution opposing the cruelty of cage egg production and/or other factory farm abuses. Contact ARFF; we can help.
Visit ARFF’s website to learn more about Florida’s egg industry.