01.08.2012 13.Aw. 5772
Government decision prohibits starvation of hens, increases cage size.
Farmers will no longer be able to starve their hens for prolonged periods in order to increase egg output, the Socioeconomic Cabinet decided on Tuesday.
The process, called forced molting, involves depriving egg-bearing hens of food for between 10 to 14 days, which prompts the chickens to lay more eggs, according to the group Anonymous for Animal Rights….