Cracking Idea - Council Bans Battery Hen Eggs

UK - EGGSELLENT news - Wirral is going battery hen free.
calendar icon 18 February 2008
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Running free in the Wirral.

From now on, battery hen eggs will be banned from the borough's schools, care homes and canteens.

It'll cost taxpayers £5,000 between them - but it means children and old people will be eating a "cruelty-free" food.

The move is being hailed as a victory for TV chefs Jamie Oliver and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, whose Big Food Fight series on Channel 4 highlighted the issue last week.

But the Globe can reveal that it is actually the result of remarkably successful campaigning by pressure group Compassion in World Farming.

Member Marian Hussenbux, from Arrowe Park, told us: "I got in touch with my local councillor John George last September, and he took the idea to council leader Steve Foulkes.

Source: WirralGlobe
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