140 Rescued Hens Take First Sweet Steps of Freedom: Precious Video


Written by Twyla Francois of the Canadians for Ethical Treatment of Food Animals

Late last month, the Canadians for Ethical Treatment of Food Animals Rescue Crew organized and rescued 140 battery-caged hens who were destined for slaughter. The hens had spent more than a year crammed into battery cages — these are barren wire cages so small the birds can’t even spread their wings. The hens were given a second chance at life and are now able to stretch their wings and legs, have dustbaths, preen and feel the sun on their backs and the grass beneath their feet.

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Cecile d.
cecile d.about a year ago

Great job !!!!!

Jeannet Bertelink

Thanks for the good work, I am so glad for the hens!!!
This is a hens -life.

Virginia G.

Thank you thank you Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How wonderful this rescue is! Hens are such wonderful creatures - what we do to them is unbelievable. Thank you soo much to helping these!

Carrie Anne Brown

great video and ending thanks for sharing :)

Cindy Strousberg

Thank you

Martha Eberle
Martha Eberle3 years ago

Thank you guys, of CETFA. This was sweet. Most people don't think that chickens are worthy of the treatment we give our dogs and cats, but their tentative steps into freedom, showed the life they were meant to live. I wasn't even sure they would be able to walk, after a year in battery cages. Thank you much.

mercedes g.
mercedes Gallego3 years ago

love your work, magical, thankyou

Jennifer G.
Jennifer G.3 years ago

Great video

mari s.
mari s.3 years ago

thank all of you for rescuing these hens -- every time i hear news about animals finally rescued from conditions of torture, i breathe a sigh of relief and exclaim, "there IS a God." We all know the difference between pain, suffering, torture AND comfort, health, heaven on earth. Why don't those cruel, unconscionable, insensitive humans see what is so obvious right there in front of them? How can they let this go on? It's simple, really, to make the animals as comfortable as possible -- why not just do this for the animals? what's the big deal? what do they have to lose?

Mark Donners
Mark Donners3 years ago

The nightmare things that run factory farms are no different than concentration camp guards that gassed millions of jewish people in nazi germany. If doesn't matter if they do this horrific crime from an air conditioned cubicle, or serve it up in restaurants and supply chains, they are complicit in the mass murders and suffering of billions. This lowest level of already putrid humanity are just pure monsters that never should have been born and don't deserve another breath of the earth's oxygen