Thursday, August 11, 2005

Cruelty charges filed against egg producer

"The first time a district attorney has charged an egg-producing corporation with cruelty to animals": the Humane Society of the United States reports that a Missouri prosecutor is charging MOARK, an egg processor and distributor, with misdemeanor cruelty. A passerby videotaped live chickens being put into a dumpster. The article does a good job of explaining the minimal legal protection afforded laying hens in the U.S.

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