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Animal Advocates Hatch Day of Action Targeting Andronico's Market on Saturday
by East Bay Animal Advocates ( info [at] eastbayanimaladvocates.org )
Tuesday Aug 8th, 2006 11:27 AM
BERKELEY, CA – Today, East Bay Animal Advocates (EBAA), a Bay Area-based animal protection organization, is announcing a day of action in Berkeley urging Andronico's Market to end its support of one of the most abusive factory farming practices. On Saturday, August 12th, community members will be urging the grocery chain to stop selling eggs from hens confined in battery cages—wire enclosures so restrictive, the birds cannot even walk or spread their wings.
Donning banners and signs, community members will distribute literature at all of Andronico’s store locations in Berkeley and talk to customers about the recently disclosed evidence of consumer deception and animal cruelty:

* 1850 Solano Avenue, Berkeley (10:30 AM – 11:00 AM)
* 1550 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley (11:15 AM – Noon)
* 1414 University Avenue, Berkeley (12:15 PM – 1:00 PM)
* 2655 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley (1:30 PM – 2:30 PM)

Andronico’s Market is headquartered in Albany and has stores throughout the Bay Area. The chain claims that it is “committed to the highest standards of animal husbandry”. Yet it still sells eggs from hens confined in battery cages, despite the recent evidence provided by EBAA, which documented abusive conditions at NuCal, an Andronico’s brand-name egg supplier. The undercover footage shows intensive confinement of chickens inside a series of barren, windowless sheds where thousands of hens are confined in wire cages so small that they cannot flap their wings. (For more information about Andronico's support of animal abuse, visit [AndronicosAbuse.com, now defunct, was the web address].)

Despite repeated attempts over the last six months to open a dialogue with Andronico’s, the chain has not responded to EBAA or the public at-large regarding this issue.

East Bay Animal Advocates (EBAA) is a non-profit organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area. California is home to one of the most industrious and concentrated animal agriculture areas in the world. Exposing animal cruelty in modern agriculture is of utmost importance to EBAA. Through investigative work and community outreach, EBAA is dedicated to fighting and preventing animal abuse in California's agricultural industry. Visit EBAA on the web at http://www.EastBayAnimalAdvocates.org.

[AndronicosAbuse.com, now defunct, was the web address]

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