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Joanna Lumley fronts egg campaign

News Section Icon Published 28/04/2008

Farm animal welfare campaigner and actress Joanna Lumley is fronting Compassion in World Farming's latest egg campaign:

This film was commissioned by Compassion in World Farming.
Joanna was filmed at Wimpole Hall, a National Trust property.
The National Trust won a Good Egg Award on 29 April 2008.

Appearing on BBC Breakfast and writing for The Independent on Sunday's lead story into our latest battery cage investigation, Joanna is asking the nation to join her in becoming "a free-range egg warrior."

"Free-range Egg Warrior" Joanna Lumley fronts our campaign.
Photo © Jenny Matthews

"Battery cages are an outrage. But we can all help to consign them to the scrapbook of history. Let's all commit to buying only free range eggs," says Joanna.

Joanna visited Wimpole, a National Trust property and farm in Cambridgeshire where they raise free-range hens. Selling around 700,000 slices of cake a year made with free-range eggs the National Trust will ensure 1,852 hens are free-range - a perfect reason for winning one of this year's Good Egg Awards.

"Good Egg Award winners are abandoning eggs from battery cages in all sorts of products. From cakes to confectionary to mayonnaise, consumers looking for ethical eggs will finally be able to make that choice," concludes Joanna.



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