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

by 5m Editor
1 May 2006, at 12:00am

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&#39;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. <em>Source: Canadian Press</em>

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