OTTAWA - March 18, 2016 - The Canadian Federation of Humane Societies (CFHS) congratulates the Retail Council of Canada and its member grocery stores, including Loblaws, Metro, Sobeys and Wal-Mart Canada, for showing leadership and commitment to hen welfare in Canada. The group announced today that its members are committing to sourcing 100% of their table eggs from cage-free suppliers across their membership by 2025.
“We’re moving into a new era for hen welfare in Canada thanks to commitments like these from organizations that put animals first,” says Barbara Cartwright, CEO of CFHS. “We congratulate the Retail Council of Canada on this decision and thank them for their leadership.”
As the only Canadian animal welfare group sitting on the National Farm Animal Care Council code committee for egg-laying hens, CFHS is currently at the table with industry and government decision-makers negotiating improvements to hen welfare in Canada. We look forward to continuing our work with the Retail Council of Canada and Loblaws to advance animal welfare in Canada.
CFHS is available for comment on this breaking story.
The Canadian Federation of Humane Societies (CFHS) convenes Canada’s largest animal welfare community, representing 53 humane societies and SPCAs across Canada. As Canada’s voice for animal welfare, we drive positive, progressive change to end animal cruelty, improve animal protection and promote the humane treatment of all animals.
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