Here’s a sweet little vid from Animal Place of some former battery caged hens experiencing snow for the first time. They are totally like, “WHAT THE CLUCK?!”

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Last week, Animal Place rescued 3,000 hens from an egg-laying farm in California. Another victory for this amazing organization! Remember the massive rescue of the Turlock hens? Animal Place does really wonderful work.

Here’s how they explain this most recent operation:

The farm, which will remain confidential, reached out to us after receiving a packet of information on our Rescue Ranch program…which asks egg farmers to relinquish custody of hens instead of sending them to slaughter. To date, this is the largest farm that has agreed to release birds to our sanctuary.

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This week’s Animal News You Can Use: A Paul Shapiro Production!  »

It’s Paul Shapiro's Animal News You Can Use! Yay!

I’m on CNN Headline News tonight with the wonderful Jane Velez-Mitchell talking about agribusiness efforts to ban undercover investigations at factory farms. You can watch the segment here. Please forward it to friends!

The NY Times had an interesting story about the rise of vegan bodybuilders. (For some reason they failed to interview me… :- )

Here’s a very touching story about the last hen to be confined in a barren battery cage in the UK. (The EU law banning barren battery cages took effect Jan. 1. The US will soon have a similar bill introduced in the Congress that much of the animal movement is rallying behind and much of the agribusiness industry is trying to kill—stay tuned!

Finally, you know something’s messed up when the chicken industry is trying to fight the EPA’s upcoming dioxin limits by saying they would essentially render its product “unfit for consumption.”

Video of the week: Top picks of the cutest farm animal videos of the year!

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