Egg Industry Battery Cages Exposed by ActivistsSan Francisco Bay Area 10 Feb 2006 10:13 GMT
Ninety-five percent of eggs are produced by hens in battery cages which are packed into warehouses. A significant share these eggs come from California's Central Valley. This practice is being targeted in a number of ways. East Bay Animal Advocates released a video documenting the squalid condition of egg-laying hens and is encouraging people to see for themselves where their eggs come from. The Humane Society filed a lawsuit targeting the tax-breaks that these egg farms receive. Activists even chalked up a victory in convincing the Trader Joe's grocery chain to no longer carry such eggs as of Feb. 1st.