Animal Liberation NSW exposes depopulation and culling of ‘spent’ layer hens.

Layer hen being gassed hen depopulation and culling

Layer Hen Depopulation

Layer hens are sent to slaughter after only 12 months of laying – a process known in the industry as “depopulation”. The hens are killed because their egg production rate has slowed and they are no longer considered economically viable. For the first time in Australia, Animal Liberation has exposed how these hens are treated and their slow and painful death that is considered “humane”. Read more about this issue here.

Full Expose of Layer Hen Depopulation and Culling