Ambassadors: Public Policy
Activity: Analyze a Battery Cage Bill
Overview: Scouts learn about the basic needs, emotions and natural behaviors of farm animals and what their lives are like on factory farms. Scouts imagine they are members of their state legislature and they have to decide how they will vote on a bill that will improve conditions for battery caged hens and write persuasive paragraphs defending their positions.
Objectives: Explain that factory farms exist because this form of agriculture maximizes profits and provides less expensive food, describe the conditions for animals on factory farms and analyze a bill that is intended to improve the living conditions for egg-laying hens.