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Activists Imitate Battery Hens


FIVE animal rights activists imitated caged battery hens on Warrnambool's Civic Green for six hours yesterday.

The protesters, representing animal protection groups Voiceless and Animal Liberation New South Wales, took a stand to show the conditions they said the birds were kept in.

Co-ordinator Drew Fryer said by putting the conditions in perspective, people were given the opportunity to see and feel what it was like to be a battery hen.

``Codes of practice allow each hen 550cm squared cages, which equates to three quarters of the size of an A4 piece of paper,'' Mr Fryer said.

``These birds spend their whole lives in theses cages. They can't even spread their wings.''
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``People actually get the chance to see what it feel like to be hen.''

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http://the.standard.net.au/articles/2007/04/18/1176696878141.html

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