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Let’s go cAGE-FREE!

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We are campaigning to phase out the injustice of the caged hen industry. Take a look at this 2 min video that outlines the issue and demonstrates why cramped, filthy cages are inhumane and unnecessary for egg-laying hens. Raise your voice and join us on social media #CageFreeSA.

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Battery cages cause suffering by depriving hens of their most basic needs: nests, perches, and enough space to move around.

The Humane Society reports that, on average, each caged laying hen is afforded less space than a single sheet of A4-sized paper on which to live her entire life. Unable even to spread their wings, caged laying hens are among the most intensively confined animals in agriculture. Numerous scientists and other experts have spoken clearly about these problems with battery cages.

Our campaign calls for the end the use of cages for egg-laying hens. Cage-free systems improve the lives of hens significantly and cause less harm to them and the environment.

SAFCEI is working towards the total eradication of battery cages for laying hens in Southern Africa.  We are requesting all in the food industry to commit to transitioning to cage-free eggs as soon as possible but by no later than 2030.

Activists join SAFCEI’s call to ban battery cages at the Cape Town Unites for Animals March, March 2017

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