McDonalds moves to cage-free eggs

14 09 2015

I feel sad for the many researchers who are trying to get ‘furnished cages‘ systems working, as there really is less scope for welfare to go wrong in these than in a poorly run aviary.

BUT at least this is a sign the North American consuming public cares enough to want to avoid conventional battery eggs: so that’s a good thing!

Good piece in NYT here, and a more cynical view from Forbes here. Let’s hope these new pledges are accompanied by inspections and management standards to ensure the cage-free hens don’t peck each other to bits …

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