- uploaded: Oct 14, 2012
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"The battery hen spends all her laying life in a cage, crammed in with three and up to ten other birds. She is sentenced to life, in a space equivalent of less than three-quarters of a standard A4 sheet.
Their bodies are so tightly compressed that when a single hen attempts to move, the entire population of the cage feels the pressure and responds with an outburst of shrill cries. They cannot find a single normal body posture during their whole life. Try to imagine the frustration, the boredom and the anger that this system creates. The hens are crowded so tightly, that they cannot even stretch their wings or legs and they cannot fulfill basic behavioral patterns or social needs.
Constantly rubbing against the wire cages, they suffering from severe feather loss and their bodies are covered with bruises and abrasions."