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HSI Tour Opens Eyes to Free Range Production

by 5m Editor
10 June 2008, at 8:41am

INDIA - An animal welfare organisation has just returned from a week long trip, showing Indian poultry producers around some of the best cage-free facilities across the United States. The aim of the tour was to show the producers a more humane way of breeding poultry.

The tour, sponsored by Humane Society International, introduced producers to a variety of less cruel alternatives to caged-housing systems for egg-laying hens.

Humane Society International is the international arm of The Humane Society of America, the nation’s largest animal protection organisation, which has more than 10.5 million supporters, reports Meri News.

Surendra Singh, director of Skylark Hatcheries, said after touring cage-free systems in America that he was encouraged to adopt cage-free housing for commercial egg-laying hens.

“After visiting the HSI office and staff, my faith in this society (HSI) has increased,” Singh told Meri News. Skylark Hatcheries is one of the largest poultry companies in India.

View the Meri News story by clicking here.

5m Editor