Sunday, 4 November 2007
Non Violent Direct Action against Tescos
We were out this morning with placards in front of Grove Green Tescos collecting signatures for Compassion in World Farming calling for Tescos to go cage free. Very successful too... four of us got around 100 signatures in the hour we spent outside the main entrance.
There is no excuse for battery farming and there is even less excuse for buying eggs that have been farmed this way. Amazingly, it is only Tescos and Asda who won't give up this practice.
Thanks to Wendy for organising this and to Del and Karen for supporting it.
From their website:
"Compassion in World Farming has been calling on supermarkets and the food industry to go cage-free. This means only using and selling eggs from hens in free-range, organic or barn systems.
"Despite the scientific evidence that the battery cage system is cruel and increased public support for free-range farming, Tesco and Asda, the two largest UK supermarkets continue to make no commitment to help millions of hens and stop selling battery eggs."