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  • An end to caged chickens?
    Battery cages are the original animal welfare horror story. Row upon row of cramped, barren cages, housing egg laying hens in a space barely the size of a piece of A4 paper. They have been used by the industry and hated by the public for decades. Thankfully, by the end of 2022, using battery cages will be illegal, as legislation banning their use finally comes into effect.
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  • What does “free range” mean in eggs?
    People buy certain brands of eggs for a variety of reasons including; price, brand loyalty, taste, quality, and for ethical reasons.
    Many people who buy eggs labelled as free range, believe the hens laying these eggs enjoy a better standard of life, and trust the free range label. However, in some situations, these free range claims may be misleading.
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