Friday, March 21, 2008
Tampa becomes Fifth Florida City to Oppose Battery Cage Eggs
Tampa is the fifth city in Florida, and eleventh city nationwide to pass a resolution opposing the practice of packing egg-laying hens into battery cages. According to the Humane Society of the United State's press release, the resolution states that the Tampa City Council "opposes battery cage egg production, based on the inherent cruelty of confining egg-laying hens in battery cages," and further "encourages consumers of eggs not to purchase eggs produced by caged hens." Tampa joins the cities of Hollywood, West Palm Beach, Winter Springs, and New Port Richey in passing such a resolution.