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Australians Favor Cage-Free Eggs

With Woolworths, the Australian supermarket giant chain, shifting to free-range eggs by almost half of the egg brands it sells, it is expected to speed up a consumer-driven switch to free-range and barn-laid eggs. Woolworths' fresh food general manager Michael Batycki said, "As demand for free-range and barn-laid increases, through the economies of scale we should see a greater level of affordability."

To read the full article please search online for Woolworth signals major shift to free-range eggs

While it’s not necessary to eat eggs in order to have a healthy, well-balanced diet, the shifting to cage-free eggs is a positive move to reduce the suffering of egg-laying hens. However, consumers should be aware that the “cage-free” term does not necessarily mean “cruelty-free” or that these hens are able to exercise their God-given instincts. At the end, all egg-laying hens end up slaughtered.

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