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Kindness-for-hens initiative is filed

Post by Brad Shannon / The Olympian on Jan. 19, 2011 at 6:46 pm |
January 20, 2011 7:32 am

Animal rights advocates filed a citizen initiative today to require more room for egg-laying hens that many industry farms keep in close-fitting cages.

The Humane Society and Farm Sanctuary are part of the coalition that formed to promote the proposal, which is intended to give the industry six years to comply in 2018. The coalition calls itself Washingtonians for Humane Farms and says 6 million Washington hens are kept in cages that lack room for the birds to spread wings or turn around.

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