One of our brilliant cakes baked at Compassion HQ last year
During October, we are inviting people to 'Bake with Compassion', by baking with higher animal welfare or vegan ingredients. By baking using free-range or organic eggs, organic dairy products our supporters are backing higher welfare standards for farm animals.
All funds raised will go towards Compassion's work in improving the lives of farm animals through campaigning, investigations, political lobbying and work with manufacturers and retailers, to bring an end to cruel factory farming practices.
To celebrate the 5th year of Bake with Compassion, we are holding a competition to find the best farm-animal themed bake. The competition will be open to all in October and people can vote for their favourite bake on our Facebook page, Twitter feed or Pinterest board.
You can vote for your favourite bake by liking, re-tweeting or re-pinning respectively. If you would like to enter your bake into the competition please send a photo of your bake to firstname.lastname@example.org.
It's not too late to take part by having your own bake sale or bake off, click here to register for a free Bake toolkit full of ideas and materials to help you. We will be holding a bake off at Compassion HQ and our local groups will be holding their own fundraising events.
When shopping for baking ingredients it can be difficult to know how dairy products are produced. Compassion wants all dairy and meat products to be labelled clearly so consumers can tell how they were produced at a glance. Since 2004, eggs sold in the EU have to be labelled with their method of production. For example, 'eggs from caged hens', 'barn eggs', 'free range' or 'organic'.
This simple labelling change has dramatically increased the number of eggs produced cage-free. The Labelling Matters campaign, which Compassion supports, calls for clearer labelling of meat and dairy products. Clear and honest labelling on pack will allow consumers to make informed choices about animal welfare.