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Stop the Rotten Egg Bill: Fight the Egg Industry’s Attempt to Keep Hens in Cages Forever
A bill was introduced in Congress that would seal the fate of millions of laying hens, keeping them locked in factory farm cages forever. This Rotten Egg Bill is also known as the Egg Products Inspection Act of 2012 (H.R. 3798).  This legislation would decriminalize animal cruelty and establish egg factory cages as a national standard that could never be challenged or changed by state law or public vote. We need you to please contact your representatives today in order to stop this dangerous bill.
Substituting one cruel cage for another, the entire point of the egg industry’s legislation is to:

Deny state legislatures the ability to enact laws to outlaw cages or otherwise regulate egg factory conditions.
Deprive voters of the right and ability to pass ballot measures banning cages.
Nullify existing state laws that ban or restrict battery cages (including California’s Proposition 2).

This destructive measure is being sponsored by the United Egg Producers (UEP) – the egg factory trade association that is currently facing charges of alleged illegal price fixing – other industry organizations, and a handful of collaborators.  Proponents claim that this legislation would eventually result in “progress” for laying hens. Just the opposite is true. In reality, the egg industry merely agreed to slowly – at the glacial pace of 18 years – continue the meager changes in battery cage conditions that are already occurring due to state laws and public pressure.

TAKE ACTION

Tell Congress to STOP Egg Products Inspection Act of 2012 (H.R. 3798). This legislation must be stopped because it would decriminalize animal cruelty and establish egg factory cages as a national standard that could never be challenged or changed by state law or public vote. We need you to please contact your representatives today in order to stop this dangerous bill.

Contact your U.S. Representative
http://www.house.gov/

Tell Avon, Mary Kay & Estee Lauder to Stop Testing on Animals
Don’t buy from Avon, Estee Lauder, or Mary Kay! After 20 years of not doing so, they have all resumed tests on animals, without informing the public!  These companies have been paying for tests on animals at the requirement of the Chinese government.

Please take a moment to let Avon, Mary Kay, and Estée Lauder know that you are disappointed in their backsliding and that you will no longer buy the companies’ products as long they are tested on animals.  Check out the email contact form here

Sign MFA’s petition urging Butterball to implement meaningful animal welfare policies to prevent some of the worst abuses at its factory farms.