Research reveals Aussie shoppers unaware of caged egg industry

Date: 
Thursday, November 28, 2019
Source: 
The Poultry Site

Following the announcement that a national review of Australia’s poultry standards will be further delayed, World Animal Protection has released new consumer research on caged eggs versus free-range eggs, showing a majority of shoppers are still unaware of the battery cage landscape in Australia.

  • More than half (59 percent) always or almost always buy free-range eggs, with over half (52 percent) saying they never or hardly ever buy caged eggs
  • 30 percent don't know or are unsure what caged eggs are
  • Less than a third of consumers (32 percent) know how little space layer hens have in a cage
  • 46 percent of consumers are unsure whether battery cages still exist in Australia and an additional 28 percent believe some still exist but are being phased out.

Following the announcement that a national review of Australia’s poultry standards will be further delayed, World Animal Protectionhas released new consumer research on caged eggs versus free-range eggs, showing a majority of shoppers are still unaware of the battery cage landscape in Australia.

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