Now is the time to speak up for hens!

India is the world's third largest egg-producing country, and at least 70 percent of its eggs come from hens confined in cages so small, each bird has less space than an A4 (letter) size sheet of paper on which to spend her entire life.

HSI has persuaded the majority of states--including the top egg-producing states--to declare that confining hens to battery cages violates the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act of 1960, which requires that animals confined to cages be provided with reasonable opportunity for movement.

But enforcement remains a concern and we will continue to do what we must to ensure that intensive confinement of laying hens is brought to an end.

Help us secure this progress for hens, and expand it across India.

 

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Tell India's Ministry of Environment and Forests to enforce new rulings against battery cage confinement. Click "Submit" when finished.

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