Charity launches campaign against illegal eggs

Animal charity Four Paws is launching an advertising campaign warning consumers that they may be unknowingly consuming cage eggs hidden in processed foods.


Last month the charity called for a clearer labelling law in the UK, so that British consumers can make a better informed choice when buying eggs and know where their eggs are coming from in terms of production system.


In a step up for its campaign the charity has started an advertising push. The advertisement reads: “ATTENTION: This product may contain eggs from illegal hens.”


“Many compassionate consumers up and down the country now choose to buy free-range eggs. But unfortunately many of them may still be unwittingly consuming cage eggs in foods such as pasta, cakes and biscuits. It’s completely unacceptable that consumers are unable to make an informed choice.”
Angelique Davies

It is hoped that the campaign will raise awareness of illegal eggs in processed foods such as cakes and pasta.


Angelique Davies, head of programmes at Four Paws said: “Many compassionate consumers up and down the country now choose to buy free-range eggs. But unfortunately many of them may still be unwittingly consuming cage eggs in foods such as pasta, cakes and biscuits. It’s completely unacceptable that consumers are unable to make an informed choice.”


Ms Davies continued: “Our advertising campaign is a way for us to raise consumer awareness and urge the British public to check contents of food containing eggs to make sure they are cage-free.”


Four-Paws advert

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