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“FAMOUS BRANDS, UNCAGE YOUR EGGS!”
In an effort to eradicate inhumane battery cage farms for hens, the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) – a multi-faith environmental NGO – has launched a public campaign urging restaurant giant, Famous Brands to commit to go “cage-free” for all its hens and their eggs by 2025. The campaign was kicked-off with a petition earlier this month.
SAFCEI’s campaign lead, Mandla Gqamlana says that popular SA restaurants in the Famous Brands group – such as Wimpy, Mugg&Bean, Steers, and House of Coffees, among others – will be targeted. The goal, adds Gqamlana, is to ensure that the sourcing of cage-free eggs forms part of the group’s policy, for all franchisees.
Gqamlana says, “Battery cage farming subjects hens to unnecessary cruelty, distress, discomfort and extreme pain. The hens spend their entire lives in a wire box the size of an A4 paper and never see sunlight or take a breath of fresh air. They end up suffering from diseases, feather loss and broken bones, as a result of being confined in these cages. This is the life of hens that produce the eggs that we, the consumer, end up eating.”Continue reading