自由鳥 Free the Bird
The Truth behind Caged-Eggs
370,000kg of eggs are consumed annually in HK and most eggs come from cage hens:
average space per hen is less than the size of an A4 sheet of paper
forced molting: through weeks of starvation and being kept in blackout shed, hens are stressed out and frightened; causing them to lose feather so as to rejuvenate for next laying cycle
1-day old male chicks are grounded up alive or suffocated to death because they cannot produce eggs
Switzerland was the first country to ban the use of cages for housing laying hens in 1992 while the European Union adopted a ban on battery-cages in 2012. Unfortunately, until now, most eggs consumed in Hong Kong still come from battery-cages.
Hens need to express their natural behaviors to feel secure:
Hens being confined in battery-cage for entire life can never perform any of these behaviors:
eat and sleep on their own urine and manure
suffer from high stress and poor health
Risk of Salmonella infection in caged-eggs can be 35 times higher than in free-range eggs.
Consumers demand for low-allergy and plant-based options. 34% of HKers are flexitarian
(with growing trend!)
Offer Plant-Based Options/ Switch to Cage-Free
Consolidate Customer Base
Reduce Animal Suffering
Join us to voice out for farmed animals
Learn more about the issue – get to know small changes yield big benefit!
Review current menu – possible to reduce egg consumption?
Speak with your egg supplier(s) – let them know you care and discuss about alternatives – cage-free/ free-range eggs
We are happy to help - contact us for a list of cage-free egg suppliers
Announce your cage-free plan - your customers will support your great move that aligns with their values
Together we can help urge the industry to abandon the use of this unethical, cruel farming system by refusing to purchase caged-eggs.
Go 100% cage-free is global trend
THE BEST SOLUTION TO THE GLOBAL
DEMAND FOR CAGE-FREE EGGS
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