Tell Congress You Care About Hens

The Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments of 2013 (S. 820/H.R. 1731) will phase in significantly more space, plus environmental enrichments for these birds so they can nest and perch. Additionally, it would prohibit starving the birds to manipulate their laying cycle and ban excess ammonia levels that cause respiratory problems, as well as give consumers more information about farming methods right on the egg carton (e.g., labeling "eggs from caged hens" and "eggs from cage-free hens").

TAKE ACTION
Please make a brief, polite phone call to your two U.S. Senators and to your U.S. Representative. Look up your legislators' phone numbers here. You can say: "As a constituent concerned about the humane treatment of animals, I'm calling to urge you to cosponsor and support the egg bill, S. 820/H.R. 1731."

After making your phone call (please do not skip that crucial step!), personalize and submit the letter in the form below to automatically send a follow-up message.

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Dear Legislator,

I hope you will cosponsor and support S. 820/H.R. 1731 to improve the lives of hundreds of millions of egg-laying hens in our nation.

I strongly encourage you to do everything you can to help pass this critical legislation that would phase in significantly more space plus environmental enrichments for hens -- enabling them to express natural behaviors like nesting and perching. Additionally, the bill would ban starvation molting and excess ammonia levels that cause respiratory problems.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]

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