Hugh's Welfare Proposal Rejected by Tesco

by 5m Editor
30 June 2008, at 12:29pm

UK - Celebrity television chef, Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall's, recent proposal to stop Tesco selling conventionally reared chicken in its stores was rejected by Tesco shareholders.

According to the Farmers Weekly Interactive website the chef's proposal only attracted 10% of the votes at the general meeting in Solihull.

Mr Fearnley Whittingstall bought a share in Tesco earlier this year, giving him the right to put a resolution to shareholders. For the plans to have been passed, he needed 75% of the shareholders' votes.

His resolution called on Britain's biggest supermarket to upgrade its poultry welfare standards so that it is in line with their stated claim to endorse the "Five Freedoms" as set down by the Farm Animal Welfare Council.

View the Farmers Weekly Interactive story by clicking here.

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