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News Section Icon Published 26/08/2009

Compassion in World Farming is celebrating the UK's leading grocery retail magazine - the Grocer - for listing eggs from cage hens as 'extinct.'

The influential magazine ran a feature in its 22 August edition about products it believes are on the 'Extinction List.'

Cage eggs headlined as the only product that was 'extinct' due legislative pressure, consumer preference and retailers switching to cage-free eggs ahead of the 2012 EU-wide ban. It cited Sainsbury's, M&S, Waitrose, The Co-operative and Morrisons (under its own label) as having switched to cage-free eggs already.

These supermarkets are amongst over 100 UK companies to win our Good Egg Award for choosing to source cage-free eggs. Others include Unilever, McDonald's, Subway, Starbucks, Pret A Manger and J D Wetherspoon.

This trend is not surprising given that according to Harris Interactive (2007), consumers in UK, Italy, Spain and France all agree that cage-free eggs are better-tasting, higher-quality, more real, more natural and an overall better product than cage eggs.

The clock is now ticking for those big supermarkets who have not made the change yet. We will be urging them to move to cage-free eggs, not eggs from enriched cages, ahead of the 2012 ban. Articles like this one add tremendous strength to our campaign.

We believe that farm animals should not and need not suffer.

If you agree, please support us today. Getting companies to switch to cage-free eggs is just one of the things that our supporters have helped us achieve so far. Your donation could help end all forms of farm animal cruelty and help us stop factory farming in its tracks.

We receive no government funding so rely entirely on the generosity of our supporters to prevent cruelty to farm animals all over the world.

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You can also find out more about our Good Egg Awards and the companies that have switched to cage-free eggs.

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