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Hope Six Months Later
June, 2003 Ohio, USA

During the pre-dawn hours of a cold December morning, two undercover MFA investigators discovered Hope. She had been tossed in a trashcan by Weaver Brothers Egg Farm in Versailles, Ohio; left to die amidst the rotting bodies of countless dead hens.

As MFA investigator Nathan Runkle recalled, “The already unbearable consciousness of this hell worsened when I noticed movement in one of the trash bins. I easily would have mistaken this hen, determined to survive, for a lifeless corpse had she not lifted her tiny head, stared at me with curiosity, and blinked her eyes from atop the pile.” Hope was given a second chance at life that morning when MFA investigators reached into that rusted steel bin and lifted her to safety.

Six months after being left for dead by the egg industry, Hope has fully recovered. Her sinus infection, wing hemetone, bruises, abrasions, and damaged feathers have all been treated and cured. Today she lives free of the cruel battery cage, enjoying the company of other rescued chickens on a wonderful farmed animal sanctuary. She plays in the grass, enjoys the warm sun on her white feathers, takes dust baths, forages for food, and roosts at night.

Hope is the lucky one. Over 250 million other hens, still crammed in their filthy, wire, battery cages, will never experience such freedom. Saving the millions of other chickens like Hope is as easy as eliminating eggs from your diet and adopting the kind and compassionate vegan lifestyle. Click here to order a free vegan starter kit.

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Before the Rescue

hope, alive in a trash bin filled with dead hens, moments before being rescued

Six Months Later

hope, six months after her rescue.

free from the battery cage, hope enjoys life at the sanctuary.

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