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