UK retail giants say no to battery cages
With two out of the UK's top four supermarkets
reducing their sales of battery eggs, farm animal welfare charity, Compassion in
World Farming, is calling on the top two UK supermarkets to also go
According to Compassion in World Farming, Tesco and ASDA are falling behind
their competitors by refusing to make a firm commitment to source their eggs
more ethically, despite strong public opposition to keeping hens in cages and
the recent announcement that Morrisons will sell only cage-free own-brand eggs
News that the fourth biggest retailer will move to more ethical whole eggs
under its own brand was applauded by Compassion in World Farming, who recently
secured a commitment from Sainsbury's
, the UK's third biggest retailer, to go cage-free
on all of its shell eggs before 2012.
ASDA and Tesco have yet to follow suit. Compassion in World Farming is
appealing to the retail giants to re-think their current policy and, in line
with their competitors, make a pledge to go cage-free.
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