Karen Davis, United Poultry Concerns 757-678-7875 |
Assemblyman Ted Lempert 916-319-2021
California Assembly Agriculture Committee To Hold Hearing
On AB 2141 Targeting Cruel Treatment of Hens, Contaminated Eggs
Landmark Bill Would Ban the Forced Molting--Starvation--of Birds
Date: Wednesday, May 3
Time: 1:30 P.M.
Place: State Capitol, Room 126
The California Assembly Committee on Agriculture will hold a
hearing on Wednesday, May 3, on legislation introduced by
Assembly Member Ted Lempert (D/Palo Alto) that would ban the
inhumane practice of starving hens known as forced molting.
Forced molting is a primary cause of Salmonella enteritidis in
hens, eggs, and consumers of eggs. This landmark bill was
featured in a front-page article in The Washington Post on
Sunday, April 30, "Cracks in the Egg Industry: Criticism Mounts
to End Forced Molting Practice" by Marc Kaufman.
"To me, this is a very significant public health issue,"
Assemblyman Lempert told The Washington Post. "I was first
shocked by the practice because of the horrible cruelty, but the
health issues really demand attention."
Speakers will include:
For more information about forced molting, please visit the
United Poultry Concerns website: www.upc-online.org/molting
- Linda Blair, Golden Globe-winning actress and lifelong human and
animal rights activist
- Ian J.H. Duncan, PhD, Professor of Poultry Ethology, University
- Elisa Odabashian, Senior Policy Analyst, Consumers Union
- Karen Davis, PhD, President, United Poultry Concerns
- Paula Kislak, DVM, Association of Veterinarians for Animal Rights
Rich McLellan, MD
- Laurie Siperstein-Cook, DVM, Avian Specialist
United Poultry Concerns. May 1, 2000
United Poultry Concerns, Inc.
PO Box 150
Machipongo, VA 23405-0150
(California Assembly Ag Committee Forced Molting Hearing)