As part of British Egg week, (5 – 11 October), hen welfare charity, the British Hen Welfare Trust has taken the opportunity to focus on some of the big name ‘good eggs’ and ‘bad eggs’ using eggs and egg products.
As well as finding homes for hens, the charity educates the public on how they can make a difference to hen welfare through their shopping basket and encourages individuals to check the food labels.
Jane Howorth, the founder of the charity, explains “The British free range laying flock has risen steadily for many years now as a result of consumers showing their preference for free range eggs at the checkouts.”
Thanks to BHWT patrons, like Jamie Oliver, who strongly believe in high welfare for animals and using free range eggs, attitudes are changing and we are seeing a significant growth in the British free range industry.
To find out more about the work of the British Hen Welfare Trust, or how you can make a difference to hen welfare through your shopping basket this British Egg Week, visit www.bhwt.org.uk.