Every day millions of Australians are unknowingly contributing to animal cruelty by buying and consuming products containing cage eggs.
Today the RSPCA is urging consumers to make a flap and help Set a Sister Free by telling their favourite brands to make the switch to cage-free eggs and help more than 11 million hens stuck in cages spread their wings.
It‚Äôs time to unscramble the facts about eggs: at least 1.9 billion eggs (40% of all eggs produced in Australia) go into food manufacturing, restaurants, cafes and catering, and nearly ALL of them come from hens confined to cages - but it doesn‚Äôt have to stay that way.
‚ÄúAustralian‚Äôs care about the welfare of the animals that produce their food, but very few people know about the ‚Äòhidden cage eggs‚Äô in some of the products they eat,‚Äù said Hope Bertram, RSPCA Australia Humane Food Marketing Manager.
‚ÄúProducts such as cake mixes, pancake mixes, biscuits, pasta sauces, mayonnaise, frozen meals and baked goods often contain cage eggs.
‚ÄúConsumers have enormous power when it comes to persuading companies to make a change, by simply writing to their favourite brands Australians have the ability to help free millions of hens,‚Äù said Ms Bertram.