Friday, 8 May 2009

Ocassionally I find causes that I want to support, and this is one of them. We took some ex batts in last year, and so I feel it's good to give something extra back.

The below rescue is in Norfolk.

The following is what I have been asked to copy and post on this blog;

Little Hen Rescue desperately need homes for the last remaining battery hens of a farm due to shut down. The slaughter man has been booked by the farmer for 29th June, these hens will be slaughtered unless homes are found ASAP. After spending 18 miserable months of their short lives in a hell hole, never seeing daylight or grass, never knowing what the sun feels like on their backs, they will be held by the legs and roughly put into crates, loaded up like rubbish and killed. All for cheap crappy eggs.

Many co-ordination points have and are being set up to accommodate as wide an area for re homing as possible. If you can give a home to some very needy hens, or can help in other ways ie putting up posters or donating, please contact LHR @ http://www.littlehenrescue.co.uk/
If you have been thinking about re homing some ex battery hens but are unsure, please feel free to join the Ex Battery Hens Forum for very friendly and helpful advice http://www.exbatteryhens.com/

If you are a blogger, please pop a post on your blog to help raise awareness.

Please, support LHR and help them to get these hens out.


Many thanks for reading,

Stiggy

6 comments:

thegardensmallholder said...

Thank you for posting this Stiggy, hopefully LHR can get these hens out before its too late.

Normal service of regular commenting will be back soon I promise!!

;)

Stiggy said...

No worries - glad to help!

:D

Lottie said...

Sorry - I live too far away, but I have taken some in myself before - not battery hens, but barn hens due for slaughter.

It is such a rewarding thing to do, and they absolutely thrive after a short space of time in the outdoors, with free ranging on grass etc.

Stiggy said...

No problem Lottie - bringing awareness to people who may not know about this type of thing going on is my main concern - if one person reads this that hasn't heard the phrase 'exbatts' then we've helped out!

Goat Creek Grandma said...

This post almost made me cry. Those poor hens. I wish I lived close as I would take in what I could.

Thank you for sharing this information Stiggy.

Debbie

Stiggy said...

Thank you Debbie - as they say, information is power!

;)

It's good to open peoples eyes I think.

:D