The Welfare of Hens in Battery Cages:
A Summary of the Scientific Evidence
A Farm Sanctuary Report
"After reviewing the scientific evidence relating to the welfare of hens in battery cages, Baxter (1994) concluded that hens housed in this way experience both chronic and acute suffering, as well as other threats to their welfare. The cage inhibits the performance of virtually all aspects of hen behavior (Rollin, 1995, p.120) due to the severe confinement and barrenness of the environment"
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