WALKING ON EGGSHELLS

After years of leaflets, posters and parking lot protests, animal rights groups gained unusual momentum this year in their fight against retailers which sell eggs produced by caged hens.One of the biggest victories came in October, when a Washington-based group called Compassion Over Killing compelled the United Egg Producers to replace its "Animal Care Certified" label, which was facing an investigation

After years of leaflets, posters and parking lot protests, animal rights groups gained unusual momentum this year in their fight against retailers which sell eggs produced by caged hens.

One of the biggest victories came in October, when a Washington-based group called Compassion Over Killing compelled the United Egg Producers to replace its "Animal Care Certified" label, which was facing an investigation by federal regulators. Food retailers ranging from Whole Foods to Earth Fare hav

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