I was shocked and appalled by a recent email I received from a HSUS representative asking me to request my senators' support for this legislation. Her form letter said it all: “This legislation seeks to provide a stable future for egg farmers . . .”
It is no surprise that this bill is endorsed by the UEP, which represents 90 percent of all U.S. egg production, as it will keep their industry (and systematic animal abuse) active and functional for years to come. Moreover, if passed, the new federal law will make it harder—if not impossible—for states to enact real anti-cruelty legislation, which is exactly why the UEP is in favor of this bill.
Please urge your senators and congressman not to support this bill. For more information or to contact your legislators, please visit StopTheRottenEggBill.org.
And remember, the best way to help hens is to stop the demand for their unfertilized ovum by refusing to buy or eat eggs.