The U.S. Senate is now considering the Farm Bill, and may vote any day on an amendment to improve the treatment of more than 250 million egg-laying hens.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., has filed the amendment, No. 2252, with a bipartisan list of cosponsors — and The Humane Society urgently needs your help to pass it.
This Farm Bill amendment is identical to the Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments of 2012 (S. 3239/H.R. 3798), legislation that will lead to such major improvements in the treatment of hens like doubling the amount of space per bird and banning inhumane practices such as forced starvation molting.
Help The Humane Society ensure the passage of this amendment to the Farm Bill.
Please make a brief, polite phone call to Senators Kirsten E. Gillibrand (202) 224-4451 and Charles ‘Chuck’ E. Schumer (202) 224-6542, and ask them to vote “YES” on the Feinstein amendment to protect egg-laying hens.
Then, don’t forget to send a follow-up message.