140 Rescued Hens Take First Sweet Steps of Freedom
Late last month, the Canadians for Ethical Treatment of Food Animals Rescue Crew organized and rescued 140 battery-caged hens who were destined for slaughter. The hens had spent more than a year crammed into battery cages - these are barren wire cages so small the birds can't even spread their wings. The hens were given a second chance at life and are now able to stretch their wings and legs, have dustbaths, preen and feel the sun on their backs and the grass beneath their feet.
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Written by Twyla Francois of the Canadians for Ethical Treatment of Food Animals