Animal welfare groups release newsletter encouraging cage-free production

Kristy Nudds
Friday, 05 October 2012

Oct. 4, 2012 - The Canadian Coalition for Farm Animals, Vancouver Humane Society and the World Society for the Protection of Animals have joined together and created a new quarterly newsletter to share their collective opposition of cages for laying hens and gestation crates for sows.

The first issue of the newsletter, released on October 4, 2012, entitled "Farm Animal Welfare in Canada," highlights the initiatives that will be a focus by all three groups, which include:

  • urging egg producers in Canada to switch to cage-free, not just colony-type housing; 
  • ensuring the Canadian egg industry and food retailers continue to meet globally recognized hen welfare standards;
  • calling for a transition to group housing for sows by 2017, and for this to become part of the new Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Pigs.

For more information and to view the complete first issue of Farm Animal Welfare in Canada, please visit the website here.


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