I just saw this:
Left out was an amendment by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., that would have codified an agreement between egg producers and the Humane Society of the United States to increase the size of hen cages over the next 18 years and end the practice of depriving hens of food and water to increase egg production. Humane Society president Wayne Pacelle said other sectors of animal agribusiness lobbied against the measure out of concern that their sectors would also have to compromise on animal welfare issues.
I was unaware that not only are they confined to small cages for their short lives they also withhold food and water.
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