This past weekend at New West Fest, we were honored to be allowed to share a booth with the Humane Society of the United States as they promoted animal welfare in general and the plight of hens in factory egg farming. We would like to recognize Holly Tarry (the CO state director of the HSUS) and Dan Paul (local HSUS grassroots coordinator) for providing the booth space and allowing us to work together with them to advocate for better conditions for our egg-laying friends.
I would like to thank the HSUS volunteers that worked with us: Teresa Redmond-Ott, Hilary Foshee, Marty Hanna, Keiko Krahnke, and Dan Paul
I would like to thank the following folks for staffing the booth for the Choice City Hen Coalition: Teresa Redmond-Ott (doing double duty), Lori Van Skike, Theadora B'ey, Jen Zorich, Duncan Eccleston, Emily Zielinski, Dan Brown, and Barb Lattin
The local HSUS folks have been working to get our local restaurants to make the move to cage-free eggs. As you dine at local eateries, please ask them if they serve cage-free eggs. And if they do not, politely request that they do. Several have said that they would if they saw a concern from their customers.
As a result of our efforts, we have 386 signatures on the petition of support that I submitted to the city on Tuesday. The level of public support that we get the night of Septmeber 2nd will be the deciding factor on whether or not the urban hen initiative passes. Please make every effort to be there at 6:00pm to show your support for urban hens.
Again, thank you so much to everyone that made the booth at New West Fest a success!!