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New Mexico: Help End the Cruel Confinement of Egg-Laying Hens

This action is for New Mexico residents only.

Egg-laying hens are among the most abused animals in the country yet have few legal protections. The New Mexico legislature is considering a bill that would prohibit the intensive confinement of egg-laying hens — helping millions of animals suffering in factory farms.

The Confinement of Egg-Laying Hens Act (SB 347) would mandate cage-free conditions for hens, outlawing battery cages — tiny wire cages where each hen is given less space than a sheet of printer paper to spend her entire life. It prohibits cruelly confining hens as well as the sale of eggs from hens kept without these minimum protections in 2022. It would also require that hens be provided vital enrichments including scratch areas, perches, nest boxes, and dust bathing areas.

We are grateful to Senator Pete Campos for introducing this important legislation.

Please call your state senator, then send a follow-up email, urging them to support this important bill. 

  1. Call your state senator. If you’re able to make a phone call, please do so as phone calls have a greater impact than emails. You can use this message: “As your constituent, I urge you to ask your colleagues on the Senate Conservation Committee to support SB 347 which would mandate cage-free conditions for hens.”
  1. After calling, please send a follow-up email to your state senator using the form below. Personalizing your message will help it stand out.
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