The movement to abolish cages is spreading to Greece
The CAGE-FREE movement began in the US, where dozens of restaurants, supermarkets and catering companies pledged to stop using or selling battery cage-eggs. The movement conquered Europe, leading more and more companies to renounce cage-eggs.
In Austria, cages have been banned from as early as 2009. In Belgium and Germany, most supermarket chains have removed cage-eggs from their shelves, and the same goes for some of the largest chain stores in Italy.
In France, the largest food retailers have abolished the sale of cage-eggs, while large outlets have stopped buying even cage-eggs they sell under their own brand name.
President Macron pledged that by 2022, all eggs on the store shelves would come from free-range hens. In a 2014 poll, 84% of respondents said they did not want cage-eggs to be sold anywhere. (Source: sondage OpinionWay sept. 2014)
CAGE-FREE has a strong presence in England, Finland, Denmark, Spain, Romania, Poland, Croatia, Lithuania, Slovenia ...
Many consumers are now interested in the origin of food, either because of GMO concern or due to pesticide use, or even from a concern of how meat and animal products arrive on their plate.
In this trend, the CAGE-FREE movement is distinguished due to the persistence and intensity of consumer demand, as well as the response of large restaurants, chains and food companies.
Breeding systems based on the torture of animals depriving them of the fundamentals, have no place in modern societies. Consumers are upset by pictures of animals enclosed in cages where they can hardly fit.
It is difficult for restaurant and food chain managers to accept that it is acceptable and moral, that eggs intended for their customers or their families come from animals immobilized for life.
It is a practice so cruel and inhumane that it does not raise any argument of defence. No company wants to identify its name with animal abuse.