More than 86 million egg-laying hens in the U.S. are now cage-free
16 April 2020
New federal data released this month shows the enormous progress we have made toward the goal of ending the cruel cage confinement of farm animals in the United States.
More than a quarter (26.2%) of eggs produced in the US are now cage-free, according to official numbers published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. That represents 86.5 million hens alive today who are being spared the horrors of being immobilized inside battery cages, and it’s a milestone worthy of celebration.