Laying Hens … What You Can Do…

To state the obvious, the best way to help the caged hen is to not eat their eggs. You will be one less caged-hen supporter, and that’s something to be proud of. While you’re at it, why not think about going vegan and not eating eggs at all? Millions are making that choice all over the world.

Don’t be fooled by terms like ‘Free Range’, ‘Farm Fresh’, ‘Grass Fed’, etc. Only buy eggs from an organic farm. Organic is the best guarantee that the hens may have a life relatively free from suffering. However, they will still be slaughtered when they become less productive, which is why more and more people are going vegan.

Speak out. Use your voice. Express your opinion. Talk to your family. Talk to your friends. Ask them to stop eating eggs that come from caged hens. Talk to the manager of your local supermarket. Talk to the owner of your local restaurants and cafes. Ask them to buy into the organic system. Explain why. If you’re polite, and persuasive, they just may listen, they just may take your advice.

Lobby your local political representatives. Ring them up. Email them. Call to see them at their weekly clinic. Be polite, be insistent, be passionate. Don’t let them fob you off. Use your social media platforms to share posts from animal rights organisations.

Join an animal rights organisation (see LINKS on this website). If there isn’t a local campaigning group in your town or locality, ask one of the animal rights or animal welfare organisations if you can do some campaigning on their behalf. Most groups will be delighted to hear from you.

Finally, be resolute and be strong. The hens have no voice (or none that we can hear). Let your compassionate, passionate voice be theirs!