Can you imagine the suffering of spending your whole life in a crowded cage, in which you can barely stretch and walk?
This is how the majority of hens exploited for eggs production in Thailand live. And it is very likely that companies that lack clear policy to NOT buy eggs from cage farms will sell eggs that come from caged hens.
Five seconds of your time can make a huge difference for these hens.
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ASK GOURMET MARKET TO STOP SELLING EGGS FROM CRUEL CAGES:
Why do we need to get rid of cages?
Lack of space
Up to 12 hens can be crammed together into one small cage. This usually means each one of them has a space smaller than an A4 sheet of paper to spend their whole life in.
They cannot express their natural behaviors, such as spreading their wings, walking freely, or nesting.
This deprivation leads them to feel constantly frustrated.
They tend to have bone diseases such as osteoporosis, making them prone to bone fractures and deformations. They stand on their cage's metal grid, which hurts their feet.
Sometimes, dead hens are left to rot for days, forcing the surviving hens to live next to the decaying bodies of their peers. In cages, hens usually are forced to live among manure.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has concluded that cage systems have a higher prevalence of Salmonella compared to cage-free systems.
Want to help even further?
Gourmet Market is a leading retail company focusing on selling premium and high-end products to middle to upper-income customers in Thailand. We believe Gourmet Market has the potential to reduce animal suffering by making the public commitment to no longer source eggs from caged hens.