I discovered a lovely blog today written by someone who rescues battery farmed hens. It's so inspirational to see people going up against factory farming in this way - I wish I took more direct action like this!
Check out the blog here:
Life with the Ex-Batts
At the end of one post, the author has written:
'So no matter how small a cog I am, if all of us small cogs work together, those wheels of change will slowly grind towards that free ranging happiness for all our hens.'
I love the sense of hope in this line, and the way it highlights that although we may feel alone, we are in fact part of a growing, passionate community, and together we can achieve anything, no matter what the odds.
(Unfortuantely, these days it costs considerably more than a tuppence a bag to feed the birds...)
The blog also reminded me just how much I love the quirky characteristics of hens. Do hens and donkeys make good friends? Because if not, I'll have a big decision to make when I get that huge piece of land in the countryside I'm dreaming of (attached to a vegan cafe and yoga studio, of course! Better get saving...)
Peace and love to you all, cluck cluck.