Marylanders deserve safer, affordable, more humane eggs

On many egg factory farms — including in Maryland — hens are crammed into cages so small the birds can't spread their wings. The space each laying hen is afforded for her entire life in a cage — less than a single sheet of letter-sized paper.

They are forced to eat, sleep and defecate in the same space and are denied almost everything natural to them. This extreme confinement causes massive suffering and increases food safety risks. Animals and Maryland families deserve better. Many other states and food retailers have adopted cage-free standards – Maryland should follow suit.

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Help stop animal cruelty in Maryland

Eggs in Maryland should be safer, more affordable and more humanely produced. A pending bill in the Maryland legislature would ban the use of cruel cages and require eggs sold in Maryland to come from cage-free hens. Send a message to your representatives to protect Maryland families and say no to animal cruelty.

cage-free chicken in barn
David Paul Morris / For The HSUS
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Chickens in battery cages

supported this legislation in 2023.

Chickens in a battery cage

Have committed to switching to a 100 percent cage-free egg supply, including Maryland-based Sodexo and Marriott.

A brown chicken struggles against the bars of a crowded battery cage at a factory farm, looking at the camera desperately

The space each laying hen is afforded for her entire life — less than a single sheet of letter-sized paper.

About Us

We are a coalition dedicated to ending cruel farming practices on Maryland's farms. 

Animal Equality, Animal Legal Defense Fund, ASPCA, Compassion in World Farming, Farm Sanctuary, Maryland Votes for Animals, Mercy for Animals, The Humane League, Rosie’s Farm Sanctuary and The Humane Society of the United States.