The vast majority of Canada’s 32 million egg-laying hens are confined to battery cages.
After approximately 13 months, the hens are shipped to slaughter.
The catching crews hired to load the trailers are rough and frequently leave birds behind.
Barns are cleaned out with power-washers. The remaining birds fall into the manure pits below or are drowned with the hoses.
Two rescuers from Teja’s Animal Refuge and The Canadian H.E.A.R.T. race against the power-washers, saving as many hens as possible.
In this one barn on this one day, no hens were left behind.