Friday, March 18, 2016

Biggest supermarkets going to cage-free eggs

Canada’s largest supermarket chains have announced they will only stock cage-free eggs by 2025.

That’s Loblaws, Sobeys, Metro and Wal-Mart plus dozens of smaller chains, all members of the Retail Council of Canada.

The announcement is rather meaningless because the Chicken Farmers of Canada, the national supply-management agency for quota holders, has already announced that its members are to be cage-free by 2026.

The Canadian Federation of Humane Societies put out a news release to “congratulate the Retail Council of Canada on this decision and to thank them for their leadership.”

The humane societies didn’t put in a single word of congratulations for the farmers who are the ones who will be doing all the hard lifting.