May 2, 2014


In February 2016, Egg Farmers of Canada announced that they were gradually phasing out conventional cage production systems. This makes sense, since large retailers[1] have recently indicated their intention to increase cage free eggs offering to eventually only selling these types of eggs. More importantly, big fast food companies such as Burger King, McDonald, Tim Horton and Cara Foods (Harvey’s, East Side Mario’s, Swiss Chalet, St-Hubert) are committed to using only cage free eggs by 2020 to 2025.


Egg Farmers of Canada have not made the decision of banning all types of cages, but only battery cages.  Why is that? Because science is increasingly showing that enhanced cages are the best system for hens’ welfare. The enhanced housing system differs from battery cages by offering hens more space, allowing them to stretch their wings and move. These cages also include a nesting...

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