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Action 11

Seventeen hens now able to stretch their wings – animal rights activists struck against battery hen farm

Early on August 12th, two members of the group "Konsum* without battery eggs" stole into a battery hen farm in Gråbo near Gothenburg and left with seventeen hens. The hens now live in new homes where they are given love and care, and where they can move about freely, feel the soil and grass under their feet, stretch their wings, and frolic in the sand. None of this was possible inside their cages.
-No sentient being would want to live locked up in a cage, says Rönnaug Lunke.
The kind of cage now introduced in Sweden is basically as bad for the hens as the old ones were. In the new, so called modified cages, the hens remain standing on metal floorings, and the surface allowed for each hen is still the size of an A4 sheet of paper. They don’t even provide enough room for the hens to stretch their wings.
- Even in the new cages, the suffering remains enormous for the hens. The oppression must stop, not be modified, Lunke says.
- I’d like to encourage everyone to visit a battery hen farm and observe with their own eyes the appalling conditions that these hens live under, she says.
- I also encourage Konsum to stop selling battery eggs, Lunke adds.
The activists left a potted plant along with a letter containing a greeting and their names.

We will manifest our disapproval outside Konsum Avenyn in Gothenburg on Tuesday, August 13th between 4 and 6p.m. and everyone is invited to participate. We will hand out flyers and encourage Konsum to stop selling battery eggs.

"Konsum without battery eggs" is Rönnaug Lunke and Annika Spalde.

[*Konsum is a Swedish grocery chain which carries battery eggs for sale.]

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