Yesterday, the Humane Society of the United States released shocking new footage depicting what it calls “deplorable conditions” at Kreider Farms, an egg-producing factory farm in Pennsylvania. Gathered in February and March as part of an undercover investigation, the video reveals hens laying eggs alongside bird carcasses, as well as injured birds with their body parts caught in cage wires and factory machinery. In light of the exposé, HSUS President Wayne Pacelle is pushing for Congress to pass the Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments of 2012, a federal bill that would mandate bigger and more comfortable cages on egg farms. “Our investigation shows that major egg producers can just go their own way, ignore even the most modest industry standards, and cause incredible stress and harm to birds,” Pacelle says.
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