Make Our Food Safe
08/27/2010

"Egg recall heats up debate over caging chicken"

The San Francisco Chronicle | Carolyn Lochhead

"Washington - -- A recall of a half-billion eggs from two mega-farms in Iowa is stoking a fierce controversy over whether factory farming is inherently unsafe - and a battle in California over a 2008 voter initiative banning the standard industry practice of packing hens so tightly in battery cages that they cannot spread their wings.

Voters passed Proposition 2 overwhelmingly in 2008 after animal welfare activists released horrific undercover videos of strangled, deformed and mummified hens in battery cages ... "

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