EU egg labelling law under threat!

As you’re munching your way through your Easter eggs this weekend, take a moment to consider the needs of battery hens.

According to Compassion in World Farming, the EU might scrap laws that force egg producers to state whether the eggs are from free-range, barn or caged hens:

The EU Commission is discussing the possibility of scrapping compulsory labelling of egg packs in favour of a voluntary scheme. Compulsory labelling by method of production has been an important contributing factor in the decline in demand for battery eggs, meaning that fewer hens in the EU endure a life of confinement.

Read more here and then please, please take a moment to send an email to Mariann Fischer Boel at the EU’s Commissioner for Agriculture.

And remember to base your email on the template or write your own completely. If you use the template as-is, it lessens the impact.

Time is of the essence!

Hat-tip: @gdnsmallholder

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by thegardensmallholder on 9 April 2009 at 9:00 pm

    Have sent mine!

  2. Hi there,

    Thanks so much for passing on the message about egg labelling and the EU and adding a timely Easter theme too!

    I love your pig and chicken photos by the way – gorgeous.

    Happy Easter,
    Dave

  3. TGS & CW: no less than expected 😉

    Dave: No probs, anything I can do, I do. It’s not much but makes me feel a little better for not being able to re-home any ex-batts.

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