Take the pledge with WSPA to choose cage free eggs

Helping animals doesn’t have to be complicated, time-consuming, or even expensive. It’s about being informed and making simple, every-day choices that can free animals from suffering and abuse. The first step is knowing which choices to make.

Choose cage free campaign

In 2012, WSPA launched the Choose Cage Free Eggs campaign to encourage consumers to buy cage free eggs.

“Keeping hens in cages is one of the cruelest and most inhumane practices in modern farming. The suffering is so vast. Over 300 million hens live in small, barren cages, but every single day, people can make the simple choice to help these animals. Buying cage-free eggs supports better hen health and welfare, and provides safer, more wholesome eggs for consumers.” – Anne Lieberman, executive director of New York-based WSPA USA.

Why choose cage free?

“Whenever we buy eggs at the grocery store or order them at a restaurant, we’re making a choice about the kind of food we want to eat and the kind of world we want to live in. If we can let consumers know how much better cage-free eggs are for hens and for people, we know more of them will make the right choice.” – Anne Lieberman, executive director of New York-based WSPA USA.

Today, over three hundred million hens are suffering, squeezed into cages so small they can’t stretch their wings or even turn around. It doesn’t have to be this way. As consumers, we have the power to say no to caged egg production.

Food produced through humane farming methods, including high welfare free range and organic production, can also have health benefits for you, and is better for the environment.

 Supporting WSPA

The Wishing Well was established in 2010 to offer children in out-of-home care, such as foster care and residential care, a range of healing and treatment options usually not accessible as a free therapy in mainstream health.

The Wishing Well raises funds to enable children and young people to access developmentally-appropriate and trauma-informed treatments shown to be highly effective in dealing with severe trauma and neglect. These therapies respond to the unique needs of each child and young person.

The Wishing Well is a not-for-profit incorporated charity organisation, established and managed by people seeking to improve oucomes for children and young people in out-of-home care and their families.

Wishing Well operates ethically, effectively and empathically with a view to achieving quality outcomes and a satisfying working environment, and as such we support such organisations as WSPA as they encompass similar ideals.

The Wishing Well gratefully receives donations, funding and resources through bequests, corporate partnerships, fundraising events, grants, online donations and other fund raising activities. Please see our website for more information:

http://thewishingwell.org.au/

What can we do?

There are lots of things you can do to promote buying free range eggs, and other ethically approved options.

Choose wisely. When buying eggs, dairy products or meat, make sure they are certified higher welfare by a recognised scheme, free range or organic.

Don’t trust the label. Beware of labelling like ‘fresh’, ‘farm fresh’, ‘country fresh’ or ‘farm assured’. These labels say nothing about animal welfare, and the products may be produced on a factory farm. Look for higher welfare labels such as ‘free range’ or ‘organic’.

Demand high standards. If the shop you use doesn’t stock welfare friendly foods, write to them requesting that they do. Try to maintain your animal-friendly eating habits when you go on holiday.

Take the Cage-Free Pledge with WSPA, and encourage your family and friends to do the same.

http://www.choosecagefree.org/take-pledge

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