14-Year-old Girl Convinces Tesco to Stop Selling Eggs From Caged Hens

14-Year-old Girl Convinces Tesco to Stop Selling Eggs From Caged Hens

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Lucy Gavaghan-Change Website

No matter how young you are, you can still make eggsellent achievements like 14-year-old Lucy Gavaghan.

Since the young teen took to Change with a petition demanding major UK supermarket chain Tesco to stop selling eggs from caged hens, 280,238 people signed in agreement.

Tesco, one of the only major grocery stores remaining that hasn’t switched to free range chickens, recently announced a plan following the petition to transition to 100% cage-free eggs, moving to alternative sourcing methods, such as barns, free range, and organic.

At present, some 43% of the 1.4 billion eggs sold by Tesco each year come from caged eggs, also known as enriched colonies. Some 57% of eggs sold by Tesco in the UK come from free Range or organic methods.

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“Our decision on caged hens is one of a number of Tesco initiatives designed to ensure sustainable sourcing, and improve animal welfare.” said Matt Simister, Tesco’s Commercial Director for Fresh Food. “We carried out an extensive and collaborative review with our suppliers and key industry experts to help us work through how best we can move to 100% cage-free eggs. This will ensure we give our supplier partners the certainty they require, to make the significant and necessary investments needed for the new farming systems.”

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