More than 1,000 hens rescued from a factory egg operation in California arrived via plane in New York this morning. Four hundred of the hens are headed for two sanctuaries in the Hudson Valley region.
1,150 hens touched down in Elmira, New York. The $50,000 flight was funded by an anonymous donor. Kim Sturla is with California-based sanctuary for farmed animals Animal Place. She says the hens flown east were part of the more than 3,000 rescued from what is called a battery hen operation, an egg-laying factory.