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Tuesday, 21 June 2011
Chickens deserve to be free - Barbaric Battery Farms Must Be Stopped!
Thank you for taking interest in my blog and I hope you learn something from it.
There are an estimated 16 million battery hens in the UK alone that are living in awful conditions; their beaks and wings are clipped and the cages that they are kept in are so small that they can’t stretch or stand. The British Hen Welfare Trust( BHWT )is trying to put a stop to this.
The organisation was founded by Jane Howorth in 2005 and has already rescued & re-homed 243,732 battery hens. They raise money through an online shop, raise awareness through campaigning and protesting but they really need your support to keep saving lives.
Here is a short story about a hen called Simba.
Simba was born in a battery farm. For the first few weeks of her life she was kept in a small box with 29 other new born chicks. An incubator was their only heat source and they had little food between them. After four months or so she was moved to a cage where she was forced to lay eggs. She became stressed, lost her feathers, pecked at herself and became seriously underweight.
She was almost dead when the British Hen Welfare Trust found her. They saved her, along with another 347 abused hens. Now she lives on a farm in the countryside. She can run around in the long green grass of the field with other hens, dig for worms and feel the wind ruffle through her returning feathers.
Please post a comment and give me some feedback on my blog, answer these questions if possible.
Has this blog made you more aware of the issue?
How do you now feel about battery farms?
Are you willing to donate to the British Hen Welfare Trust or switch to free range eggs and chicken?