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40 Hens Rescued
ACTIVISTS opposed to the battery farming of hens have broken into an
animal enclosure on the NSW Central Coast and released dozens of
About 20 members of Animal Liberation NSW snuck into chicken sheds on
the Morisset property late today and released 40 hens from their small wire
cages, group spokeswoman Kristianna Brydon said.
Ms Brydon said the activists, wearing Easter Bunny ears, wanted to
highlight the inhumane conditions in which chickens were kept for
She said hundreds of chickens were being kept at the property in
overcrowded conditions, often five or six to a cage the size of an
old-style television set.
"We rescued about 40-odd chickens and recorded video footage to
highlight the plight of the way these chickens are treated," Ms Brydon
"We want to show people that these hens don't have a life, and we want
to give people an opportunity to rethink buying battery eggs.
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