>La Grande Observer | Union and Wallowa Counties' News Leader

La Grande, OR forecast
& Eastern Oregon University Valley Cam

Observer news NE Oregon Classifieds Web
web powered by Web Search Powered by Google

Follow LaGrandeObserver.com

Today's front page

Image of The Observer's Front Page

Get Home Delivery of The Observer for only $8.50 per month, $9.50 for motor routes. Just click here and after filling out one simple and secure online form you could be on your way to learning more information about local, state and world news.

manage your account »

Recent article comments

Powered by Disqus

Home arrow Opinion arrow Letters arrow Letters to the editor for June 17, 2013

Letters to the editor for June 17, 2013

Letters to the editor for June 17, 2013

Congress should pass egg products inspection bill

To the Editor:

When I was a kid in the 50’s one of my summer jobs was taking care of the chickens at my grandparents’ farm – we had over a 100 free-range Rhode Island Reds. Every year, one chicken would “adopt” me, following me back to the house, roosting on a porch chair, leaving an egg behind. I like chickens, they have personalities and odd habits. Most folks who keep chickens will I think agree with me there.

The deal with these chickens was that we would feed and shelter them, and in return they’d lay eggs – and at the end of their time we, or someone, would eat ‘em. If they didn’t like it, they could always fly the roost, and some did.

Factory farmers don’t abide by this deal when they incarcerate their chickens in tiny cages where they can’t even spread their wings, where they never “roam” at all, never ever. This is unfair and frankly shameful and I would rather it didn’t happen

That’s why I’m pleased that a bill, The Egg Products Inspection Act, also known as H.R. 1731, has been introduced in Congress. This would create standards for egg production across the industry. Unfortunately it doesn’t go so far as to require room to roam, but it will vastly improve the conditions for the tens of millions of birds now suffering in these little cages. I strongly urge Congressman Walden to support this bill, and I hope you, his constituents, will do the same.

Wally Sykes


blog comments powered by Disqus
Local / Sports / Business / State / National / Obituaries / Public Notices
Editorials / Letters / Guest Columns / Columnists
Outdoors / Ag / Spiritual / Go Magazine / Portraits
View all classifieds / Jobs / Autos / Real Estate / Rentals / Place an Ad
The Observer
About / Contact / Commercial Printing / Subscriptions / Terms of Use / Site Map
Also Online
Photo Reprints / Slideshows / Weather and Valley Cam / /index.php?option=com_rss&feed=RSS2.0&no_html=1">RSS Feed ?> RSS Feed

Follow La Grande Observer headlines on Follow La Grande Observer headlines on Twitter

© Copyright 2001 - 2014 Western Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. By Using this site you agree to our Terms of Use

LaGrandeObserver.com works best with the latest versions of Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer or Apple Safari

  • viagra rezeptfrei online bestellen kamagra tulli viagra express versand kamagra i butik tadalafil acheter levitra indien levitra costi tadalafil tadalis pille 20mg comprare cialis in contrassegno original cialis rezeptfrei
    1. levitra tabletten viagra cialis levitra generika levitra billig kaufen viagra alle donne priligy acquisto viagra pillendienst levitra kaufen sildenafil moins cher achat viagra en suisse levitra svizzera