Farm Rescue is a noncommercial, educational parody of the various popular farming games on Facebook. The goal of Farm Rescue is to educate the public about the suffering that animals endure on factory farms, and how intensive confinement practices ruthlessly deny animals of all of their natural behaviors.
It's estimated that 95% of egg-laying hens are confined in battery cages: tiny, wire cages crammed with 5-11 chickens. The birds are confined so tightly that they cannot spread even one wing, and they have no opportunities to do any of the things that chickens naturally do. Chickens are highly intelligent and as curious as cats, they have a strong need to scratch, peck, and explore. Chickens also have a strong desire to dustbathe, roost on a perch or a tree branch at night, stretch their wings, socialize with other birds, and to lay their eggs in a private, safe place. Battery cages are a frightening and alien environment for chickens that mercilessly deprives them of anything natural. It is simply wrong to confine animals in this way, and Michigan and California have recognized this by criminalizing battery cage confinement.
In Farm Rescue, you can build a virtual sanctuary for hens released from battery cages, and help them practice their natural behaviors like nesting, perching, dustbathing, exercising, and exploring, and then you can adopt them out to good homes.
You have enormous personal power to help these animals in real life. Pledging to take eggs off of your shopping list is the most powerful thing you can do to help egg-laying hens: pledge to help chickens now. For more actions you can take to help confined chickens, check out the actions page. Or, if you want to keep track of the actions you've completed, in the game, click on 'Take Action' in the upper right, and you can check off the actions you've done. Also, please invite your friends to check out the game! If you have any questions or want more information, you can contact us.