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In the Eure, Elizaveta Ben Slama buys their retired hens from industrial breeders to spare them the slaughterhouse and then has them adopted. The casserole operation saved 400 hens. #IlsOntLaSolution.
Sad fate is that of spent hens. These are hens used in industrial breeding for their qualities as layers and sent to the slaughterhouse when their “career” is over. An unbearable end for Elizaveta Ben Slama, installed in the Eure. This Norman very invested in the animal cause created the operation casserole to save them from this certain death. “After 15 months, the laying cycle of the hens slows down and the size of the eggs becomes irregular”, explains the young woman. “In France, 65 million hens are separated in this way per year. The entire population of laying hens is decimated once a year in order to be able to replace them”.
Every year in May, Elizaveta launches the casserole operation. After having bought as many chickens as possible from the breeders, she places them for adoption, with neighbors and acquaintances who use gallinacea to recycle their waste. This is the case of David Gallienne, head of Feather garden, gourmet restaurant in Giverny. “We are in an eco-responsible approach to find solutions for recycling our peelings. Our casseroles do the job. And here, the canteen is good”. A beautiful retreat for these hens promised to the slaughterhouse.
The fate of spent hens moves many animal rights activists beyond Normandy. All over our regions, associations propose to save them from the slaughterhouse by adopting them. Installed in a piece of garden or a henhouse, they arenew trendy pets and make it possible to reduce waste very effectively!