Animal Place’s Brave the Cage campaign invites the public to experience what life is like for 95% of hens inside egg farms.
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The campaign has taken us to the Capitol Building in Sacramento, Oakland, and UC Berkeley. We plan on bringing the campaign to other schools in the fall of 2015.
Why Brave the Cage?
Fostering empathy is vital in repairing the dysfunctional relationship humans have with other animals. When your only experience with chickens is at breakfast, lunch, or dinner, there can be no meaningful, compassionate connection. Brave the Cage fosters kindness and respect toward nonhumans.
95% of the 300+ million hens exploited for egg production live in metal cages so small the birds cannot spread their wings. Stacked in cages inside windowless sheds, their lives are miserable. Beaks lasered off to prevent stress-fighting, nails growing around wire floors, hens forced to stand and sleep on the bodies of the dead.
When the public steps inside the cage, they experience a fraction of the suffering hens endure every day of their short, miserable lives.
What about cage-free/free-range?
Animal Place also educates the public about other methods of farming animals and how they are not sustainable or cruelty-free. Male chicks are ground up alive in hatcheries that supply small and large farms. Hens are killed at a fraction of their lifespan, and their bodies are ravaged with disease by producing too many eggs. Hens on cage free farms live in windowless sheds with little room to move.
How can you help?
Sign up for our Sanctuary Sweets recipe list – we will email you a vegan breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert recipe each week! Removing eggs from your diet is relatively easy to do and can be done right away or transitioned out of your diet over time.