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Animal Activists ask Andronico's to show compassion this Easter
Christine Morrissey of East Bay Animal Advocates
christine [at] eastbayanimaladvocates.org
BERKELEY, CA (April 14, 2006) – Tomorrow, East Bay Animal Advocates (EBAA) launches its Andronico's cage-free weekly outreach campaign.
Andronico's still sells “battery eggs” – eggs from hens who are confined indoors within battery cages, with as many as eight hens per cage. Recently, EBAA documented shocking conditions at the battery egg supplier for Andronico's - NuCal Foods, Inc. The group’s undercover footage (available at http://www.cal-eggs.com) shows intensive confinement of chickens. The hens are housed in wire enclosures so small that they are unable to lift even a single wing.
To advance the company’s commitment to excellence, EBAA is asking Andronico's to adopt a cage-free egg policy. Several retailers, including Whole Foods Market and Wild Oats Natural Marketplace, have already adopted policies to carry only cage-free eggs.
In an effort to raise the public’s awareness about the inhumane treatment of hens raised for eggs, EBAA members on a weekly-basis will be distributing informative literature to Andronico's shoppers. Event information:
Date: Saturday, April 15
Time: 1 PM
Location: Andronico's, 2655 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley
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 direct aid and education outreach, EBAA is dedicated to fighting and preventing animal abuse in California's agricultural industry. On the web at http://www.eastbayanimaladvocates.org.
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