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Saving British Battery Hens
ELIZABETH JACKSON: Tens of thousands of British hens are getting a new
lease of life through a scheme which saves battery chickens from the
Unlike farm break-ins undertaken by animal rights activists, many hen
rescues are done in cooperation with farmers.
Usually, battery chickens are slaughtered after 18 months when they
reach the end of their commercial usefulness, despite the fact they're
still producing plenty of eggs.
Our Europe Correspondent, Jane Hutcheon, went to rural Devon to see
what a hen rescue was all about.
full story: http://www.abc.net.au/am/content/2006/s1616635.htm