First of all I would like to thank you for taking a interest in my petition and I hope to gain support from you by signing my petition! The British Hen Welfare Trust is an amazing charity and with all the work they do thousands of Battery Hens are saved from slaughter each year.
The founder of The British Hen Welfare Trust is Jane Howorth and it was started in 2005 and since then her brillant work has made a massive difference for millions of hens.
The way of battery farming is an easy way for farmers to make money, little land is needed when you keep hens in small barns crowed with hens. This dosent provide enough room for hens to stretch or flap their wings. Rubbing against other hens and the side of cages and walls, leads to hens feathers falling off and the hens will become bald.
These hens never see daylight. thier beaks will be cut off and the hens live in their own waste, thousands of hens die each year from dieases caused by lack of hygeine within the hens homes.
This is a true story of a hen rescued by the charity and as you will find out a happy ending is always possible eventually.
Last year a hen was saved from slaughter by The British Hen Welfare Trust.
The charity found her a new home with a big family. She was named Madame. Once Madame arrived at her new home she settled in her new home nicely and enjoyed the sun shining on her back. Her new family soon found out that Madame didnt seem to want to eat.
They tried the normal chicken food at first but after realising that madam was eating any of it they moved onto sweetcorn a chickens favourite food.
Madame didnt eat this either.
A few weeks later Madame was taking to the vets. She was becoming very skinny due to the lack of food. The vets said they couldnt do anything but just to keep trying with different food.
They soon relised that after being in a battery farm all her life Madame was in a bit of a shock, shed never seen the sun, grass or so much space before. Many different foods were tried with Madame until her new family found her love for warm mash potato.
Since then Madame became a much healthier hen and after a few months her feathers started to return. Madame is now a healthy and active hen and since last year she has been joined with a few other battery hens in her home.
Thousands of hens will go through Madame did and in the end they too with have a happy home. But many battery hens are much less fortunate and still get sent for slaughter after the best of their egg laying days are over. This isnt the right way of farming and gaining your support from signing my petition can help me to support the charity and recieve further support from other people in the country.
The British Hen Welfare Trust need your help to continue their work in saving hens and finding them a happy home.
Thank you so much for your time in reading this and I hope I have made you aware of the problems in battery farming and how much The British Hen Welfare Trust do to give new homes to hens just like Madame,