Speak up for better treatment for hens!
Right now, the World Organization for Animal Health (known as the OIE) is drafting new welfare standards for laying hens. The OIE Codes are often considered the basis for policy by governments, veterinary associations and financial institutions around the world. The international egg industry is opposed to wording that would provide loose litter for dust bathing and foraging, perches for roosting, and nest boxes for egg laying, resources essential for hens to perform natural behaviours. The final decision will be taken in May 2021, giving the industry plenty of time to lobby against these compassionate efforts.
We have an opportunity now to demonstrate that people around the world want an end to cage confinement of laying hens. Please take a moment to speak out for the billions of hens in cages, and tell the OIE to retain this important language!