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Burger King to go cage-free in September

Thursday, 5 May, 2016

268934 274420 Chicky Hennifer 2SPCA New Zealand congratulates Burger King New Zealand, which announced it will be serving only cage-free eggs starting September 1.

This is a step in the right direction for the welfare of New Zealand’s layer hens. By increasing demand for the production of cage-free eggs, we hope more farmers can make the transition to free-range.

“The move by Burger King comes in response to public concern from Kiwis about battery and colony caged hen eggs. It’s great to see large companies taking animal welfare concerns seriously and making a positive change for the animals,” says SPCA New Zealand CEO Ric Odom.

“We’d also like to take this opportunity to encourage all food chains who have made this commitment to ensure all its suppliers of eggs also carry the SPCA Blue Tick. This will ensure they are genuinely free range or barn and meet the high animal welfare standards.”