Wednesday, August 29, 2007

West Palm Beach adopts resolution opposing battery cages

The West Palm Beach City Commission, as reported here, voted in favor of a resolution opposing the use of battery cages for egg-laying chickens. West Palm Beach joins two other Florida cities, Winter Springs and New Port Richey, who have passed similar resolutions. The story contains this quote from Commissioner Kimberly Mitchell:
Animal cruelty has no place in our society, and I'm proud that West Palm Beach has joined the growing number of cities opposing battery cage confinement in the egg industry. Keeping animals in restrictive cages so small they can hardly move is inhumane.
More info is available here from the Humane Society of the United States.

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