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
SOURCE: Egg Farmers of Canada
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