Egg Farmers of Canada Statement in Response to Mercy For Animals' Video
OTTAWA, Oct. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - As a fifth-generation egg farmer and chair of our industry, I have visited hundreds of Canada's more than 1,000 egg farms. I have never seen hens treated in the manner shown. I share in the public's response to the video. The images shown in the video are unacceptable. However, I object to any perception that this is in any way common, tolerated or representative. It simply is not.
The standards of our industry are set with the guidance of scientists, farmers, veterinarians and other third-party experts. Enforcement falls on Egg Farmers of Canada, provincial boards, and a national network of inspectors. We are investigating the available video now and will ensure corrective actions are taken.
Peter Clarke, Chair, Egg Farmers of Canada
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