By Ed Duvin
Republished from The Greanville Post
(Here is the link to Broken Movement Part 1)
Having penned an essay on the pending hen bill, I’m told that it went “viral,” but that’s not the criterion by which I assess my work. My two barometers of success are whether it furthers the cause and elevates the level of discourse to a higher plane. In that regard, I clearly failed.
Before moving to the body of this piece, allow me to clarify a few points that readers raised in support of the bill. When speaking of “furnished” cages failing to provide for “an acceptable level of welfare” after a 15-18 year implementation period, this wasn’t my judgment, but a direct quote from HSUS’ own study on its website…as well as several EU studies. This doesn’t mean “furnished” cages aren’t preferable to barren ones, but they remain irrefutably inhumane.