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SPCA wants supermarkets to set dates for ending battery egg sales

Tuesday, 3 April, 2007

The SPCA says that New Zealand supermarket chains should follow the example of a leading UK food retailer and set deadlines for ending sales of battery-produced eggs.

The SPCA has also called on New Zealand consumers to vote with their purses and persuade supermarket chains to make the change.

Last week, British supermarket giant, J.Sainsbury, pledged to phase-out all battery-produced eggs before 2012, in response to customer concerns. Sainsbury's currently sells approximately 600 million eggs per year.

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