Posts Tagged ‘free range’

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