Story: Poultry industry

Caged hens

Caged hens

More than 83 million eggs are produced annually by hens kept in battery cages. There is debate as to whether such an intensive production system is humane.

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Vanessa Wintle and Stacey Lepper, 'Poultry industry - Egg farming and production', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 May 2022)

Story by Vanessa Wintle and Stacey Lepper, published 24 Nov 2008