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May 9, 2011

Photos of Hens in Battery Cages

  • Hens crammed into cages often lose their feathers. The HSUS

  • Egg-laying hens can suffer from prolapsed uteruses. The HSUS

  • Hens can be trapped in cages with the mummified corpses of their cagemates. The HSUS

  • Eggs roll by a dead hen's head on a conveyor belt. The HSUS

  • Laying hens often have parts of their beaks cut off. The HSUS

  • Hens can become encrusted in feces that sometimes falls down from higher cages. The HSUS

  • Dead hens often are tossed onto a pile. The HSUS

  • Another dead hen—clearly deceased for some time—remains underfoot. The HSUS

  • Hens may become trapped and even impaled on cage bars, unable to reach food or water. The HSUS

  • This is a typical row of battery cages. The HSUS

A large majority of the nearly 280 million egg-laying hens in this country are crammed into cages so small they can't even spread their wings, let alone engage in other important natural behaviors.

The HSUS is working to end the use of these cruel cages.

Click on the photos in the slider to download a larger image. You may use these photos as long as you give credit to The HSUS (warning: graphic images).

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