TODAY'S FARM ANIMALS
THE INSIDE STORY
Photo by FAWN
AN INFORMATION BOOKLET PRODUCED JOINTLY BY
The Farm Animal Welfare Network,
The National Society Against Factory Farming
Hillside Animal Sanctuary
"The worst torture to which a battery hen is exposed is the inability to retire somewhere for the laying act. For the person who knows something about animals it is truly heart-rending to watch how a chicken tries again, and again to crawl beneath her fellow cagemates to search there in vain for cover."
Professor K. Lorenz,
Nobel Prize Winner and animal behaviourist.
Since the Second World War billions of farm animals (including the dairy cow) have been forced into systems which take no account of their behavioural needs. The result has been terrible suffering on a massive scale.
We hope the information contained in this booklet will be of interest. Many marketing strategies aim to deceive the consumer - and succeed in doing so! It is vital that the true conditions endured by so many victims of food production are better understood.
The Welfare of Livestock Regulations 1994 allow 450 cm2 of cage floor space for each battery hen -- less than the area of an 8.5 x 11 page.
The Battery Hen
In a bid for cheap meat and eggs, millions of chickens, turkeys and other birds have been forced into the windowless sheds we now see disfiguring Britain. Cattle, pigs and sheep too, have fallen victim to the quest for increased yields, and profits. The photo of a male breeding turkey illustrates the depths to which modern farming has sunk.
Photo by courtesy of Academic Press Inc (London) Ltd.
The Farm Animal Welfare Network supplies videos, leaflets, etc. For a price list, please send a SAE to:
FAWN, PO Box 40, Holmfirth, Huddersfield HD7 1QY
or fax your enquiry to 01484 689408
This booklet has been funded by:
Hillside Animal Sanctuary
Hall Lane, Frettenham, Norwich NR12 7LT
Tel: 01603 891227 Fax: 01603 891458
Hillside will be pleased to supply details of its work.
Useful Addresses for Further Information and Membership Enquiries
Animal Aid, The Old Chapel, Bradford Street, Tonbridge,
Kent TN9 1 AW Tel 01732 364546
Compassion in World Farming, Charles House, 5a Charles Street,
Petersfield, Hants GU32 3EH Tel 01730 264208/268863
RSPCA, Causeway, Horsham, Sussex R-H12 1 HG Tel: 01403 264181
The Soil Association, Bristol House, 40 - 56 Victoria Street,
Bristol BSI 6BY Tel 0117 9290661
The SSPCA(Education Department), Braehead Mains,
603 Queensferry Road, Edinburgh EH4 6EA Tel 0131 3390222
The Vegan Society, 7 Battle Road, St Leopards on Sea,
E. Sussex PN37 7AA Tel 01424 427393
The Vegetarian Society, Parkdale, Dunham Road, Altrincham
Cheshire WA14 40G Tel 0161 928 0793
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