Bideford Chicken Farmers, Chicken Lovers and Egg Eaters Support this Cause Now
By Nonnie_Mouse | Friday, December 04, 2009, 11:31
Do you care about caged hens everywhere or just caged hens in the UK?
Support Battery Hen Welfare
This is your
chance to help us improve life for laying hens wherever they happen to
be by encouraging our government to adopt clear food labeling allowing
consumers to make an informed choice when buying food. Processed foods
could contain eggs in any form and if you want to know when you’re
buying something which contains, for example, dried egg from caged hens
in India, then we’ll explain how you can help us get you this
In collaboration with
South-West MP, Colin Breed, we have tabled two Early Day Motions in the
UK parliament. An Early Day Motion (EDM) is a ‘political petition’
which only MPs can sign to show their support for political issues.
Both EDMs ask MPs to support better food labeling so we can be sure we
are supporting those farmers with free range hens. Details of the
EDM’s can be viewed by clicking on the links below:
Some MPs have already signed the petitions, but we need more and we
really need YOUR help. We want to see more free range hens, and don’t
want to see an increase in caged hens anywhere in the world, so this is
our opportunity to protect our British free range farmers and help
prevent more hens being put in cages way out of our reach. Please ask
your MP to sign EDM’s 234 and 239 in support of improved welfare for
egg laying hens and support for British egg farmers
This campaign aims to prevent cheap battery eggs laid by caged hens
outside the EU from being used in our foods without our knowledge, it’s
so important to all laying hens that you take part to prevent imports of egg products from countries where welfare is out of our control.
Keep up to date with progress on the Battery Hen Welfare Trust website.