Canadian Poultry Magazine

Survey says Canadians want cage-free eggs but purchase choices don’t agree

By Manitoba Co-operator   

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The Canadian egg-farming sector is about halfway into a transition to enriched cage housing.

Do Canadians want cage-free eggs? Survey says yes. But the data says they’re not voting with their wallets.

In a survey of more than 1,000 Canadians, 72 per cent of respondents said Canada’s code of practice should ban caged confinement of laying hens.

The survey, released this summer, comes from Bryant Research, a U.K. firm that “uses social science research to help accelerate the protein transition from conventional meat to alternative proteins,” its website says.


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