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(US-mn) U of M to acquire eggs from cage-free poultry

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    [Minneapolis City Pages] Suffer the chickens that reside in cages. That s the philosophy now adopted by the dining services at the U of M. Last month they
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 30, 2007
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      [Minneapolis City Pages]

      Suffer the chickens that reside in cages. That's the philosophy now
      adopted by the dining services at the U of M. Last month they passed a
      resolution stating that the 2,800 pounds of liquid eggs the dining
      services purchase each week will now be from cage-free poultry. The
      change comes with the ringing endorsement of animal rights group the
      Compassionate Action of Animals who have campaigned for the cause for
      over a year.

      "Compassionate Action for Animals is delighted that the University of
      Minnesota has taken the important step of withdrawing support for one
      of factory farming's worst cruelties—highly restrictive caging of
      hens," says Gil Schwartz, campaign coordinator for CAA. "This move,
      from one of the United States' largest universities, is sending a
      clear message to the egg industry: that battery eggs are simply too
      cruel for any socially responsible school to support."

      Chickens farmed in battery cages typically spend a lifetime in a space
      smaller than a sheet of paper, which greatly prohibits movement.
      Though several local schools have already adopted cage-free policy,
      and many fast food chains (McDonald's, Wendy's, Burger King) have
      adopted fowl-friendlier policies, the U will be the largest Minnesota
      school to go cage-free.

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