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March 23, 2016

Retail Council of Canada Commits to Source 100 Percent Cage-Free Eggs by 2025

Humane Society International/Canada

  • Cage-free hen. David Paul Morris

Grocery members of the Retail Council of Canada, including Loblaw Companies Limited, Metro Inc., Sobeys Inc., and Wal-Mart Canada Corp., have announced a goal of sourcing 100 percent cage-free eggs by 2025. In response to the announcement, Humane Society International/Canada campaign manager Sayara Thurston stated the following:

“We welcome the Retail Council of Canada’s announcement that its grocery members have committed to a goal of sourcing 100 percent cage-free eggs by 2025. The announcement is the latest in a series of similar commitments from major Canadian companies, including Tim Hortons, McDonald’s Canada, A&W, and many more. The overwhelming demand for cage-free eggs from the largest purchasers in the country sends an irrefutable message to egg producers that extremely confining cage systems are no longer welcome in Canadian supply chains. This decision will impact tens of millions of laying hens and spells the end of the practice of confining chickens in cages for their entire lives.”

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Media Contact: Christopher Pare, 514 395-2914, cpare@hsi.org

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