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A phase-out of cruel battery cages for laying hens is dismissed
by the South African egg industry as a step only the Western world can afford to take.
However, activists in several countries around Africa are taking up the cudgels on behalf of the hens too, and recently gathered for a strategy meeting in Zimbabwe:
As South African farmers suffer the horrendous loss of flocks due to over-heating as a result of load-shedding and faulty generators, now is the time to change to barn eggs and join New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Mexico, Israel and other countries in a phase-out of cages.
Voice your objection
by signing our petition
PETITION TO SUPERMARKETS
AROUND SOUTH AFRICA
We, your customers, appeal for supermarket support in phasing out eggs laid by hens cruelly confined in battery cages.
We appeal for supermarkets to assist the transition away from cage-eggs by replacing them with barn eggs, clearly labelled as ‘barn eggs’, as a matter of urgency.
A tray of 30 barn eggs is the same price as
12 battery cage eggs
Hens are intelligent and social creatures who deserve to live their lives free from suffering.
Please see our campaign to
end the torment
of South Africa’s laying hens
There are 5 episodes in this campaign.
Episode 1: Why bring an end to the Cage Age?
Episode 2: World leaders join the call for compassion
Episode 3: Retailers and big business join the call – but too few
Episode 4: SA’s first black-owned outdoor egg business
Episode 5: The UN calls for an end to our ‘heedless dominion over the Earth’
is in negotiations with the
South African Bureau of Standards (SABS)
regarding new standards to prioritise the welfare of chickens.
Negotiations are on-going and we’ll keep you posted!
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