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Farm Animals
Caged hens

Protections for animals raised for food is more important than ever. Federal legislation, such as the Egg Products Inspection Act, is important to ensure that all animals raised for food are treated humanely with minimum standards of care.

American egg factory farms cram more than 90 percent of the country's 280 million egg-laying hens into barren cages so small the birds can't even spread their wings. Pigs, one of the smartest animals on Earth, are crammed into tiny "gestation crates" and are immobile and unable to move virtually their entire lives. We're working to pass legislation to end cruelty and suffering of animals raised for food.

Fact Sheet: The Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments (pdf)

June 7, 2013

The Senate will likely conclude its consideration of the Farm Bill next week, and the House is likely to take up its Farm Bill within the next couple weeks, with a number of important animal welfare issues hanging in the balance...

May 23, 2013

The House Agriculture Committee will take up the Farm Bill tomorrow morning, and will consider an amendment offered by Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa...