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The Rescue Service Svenska English
Aktion 1

24 battery hens rescued from factory farm outside Varberg

In the early hours of October 28th, recently formed animal rights group The Rescue Service initiated a campaign to the benefit of battery hens. At 2:30 a.m. group members entered Källängs battery farm outside Varberg and liberated 24 hens. The hens have been moved to a new home where they will live in freedom, and be provided with loving care. The activists left behind a box of chocolates along with a letter to the owner of the factory farm in which they explained who they are and why they had rescued the hens. Later on outside a grocery store, Konsum Avenyn, in Gothenburg, the four members of the group provided information about the rescue action and the situation of battery hens.

Hens do not wish to be caged. Those who are in peril need us. That’s all there is to it. It is important to try to help animals in grave danger.
Helena Eriksson

Inside these cages, the hens are unable to express their natural behaviours, such as living a social life among other hens, moving freely, fluttering their wings, scratching, bathing in sand, searching for food, perching and laying their eggs in seclusion.

Out of the slightly more than six million battery hens in Sweden, 85 to 90 percent live tightly packed inside cages in huge factory farms, with an average space the equivalent of a sheet of A4 paper.

In these cages the hens are unable to stretch or flutter their wings. The hens which we liberated had very few feathers left.
Helena Eriksson.

Racism and sexism are examples of one group oppressing another. Animal oppression works the same way. Just as with race and women oppressions, animal oppression is prejudiced and for those subjected to it, terrible.

The Rescue Service participants for this action were Helena Eriksson, Åsa Niklasson, Peter Nilsson and Pelle Strindlund.

Pictures from the action

Hens inside battery farm cage The wing of one of the hens

A hen with very sparse plumage A hen with very sparse plumage

A hen with very sparse plumage The hens together

The hens together The hens together

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