A 14-year-old has persuaded Tesco to stop selling eggs from caged hens after rallying more than 280,000 people to support the cause.
“I thought that a petition may be able to create the impact needed to make a company like Tesco change their ways,” she told HuffPost UK. “I think that animal welfare and commercial treatment is a really important issue and I know that many others share this view.”
The teen is now intent on stopping the rest of the supermarkets in the UK from stocking caged hens’ eggs.
In 2012, the EU banned the keeping of hens in battery cages, however the industry now just puts more hens in larger “enriched” cages. In these cages, hens often only have floor space which amounts to little of the size of an A4 piece of paper.
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Enriched cages are only around 50cm² bigger per hen - equivalent to the size of a beer mat.