This will improve the quality of life for millions of chickens and the nutritional value of the eggs they produce.
Currently, over fifty percent of eggs come from battery chickens. These chickens are kept in cages around the same size as a piece of A4 paper. These cages will be illegal as of 2012, however ‘enriched cages’ will be allowed. These new cages, however, offer little improvement. Cages prevent chickens from behaving naturally. It’s about time we began to move to eradicating all manner of cages for chickens. Studies frequently site free-range eggs as being significantly healthier.