by Brook Bolen
Categories: Animals, Causes
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Alicia Silverstone wants to help end the use of cruel battery cages for egg-laying hens. The vegan actress took to her website today to rally support for federal legislation that would overhaul the egg industry and ban the use of battery cages, which confine laying hens to cages typically smaller than a sheet of paper.

The bipartison supported bill, (S.3239), introduced last week by Senator Dianne Feinstein, would double each bird’s amount of space and put an end to forced starvation molting, greatly improving the treatment of this country’s 280 million hens.

To ensure the bill passes, Senator Feinstein needs help. Please contact your local Senator and ask them to support Feinstein on S.3239. Each state’s Senators can be found here.

via The Kind Life