Monday, January 05, 2015

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Q. Why is the RSPCA in business with the largest battery egg producer in Australia?

The RSPCA says it’s against the cruel battery cage yet maintains a business arrangement and accepts sponsorship from Pace Farms, Australia’s largest battery egg producer.

The RSPCA say their Liberty Barnlaid Egg Endorsement Scheme with Pace will ensure some hens get out of their cages, yet the number of battery hens in cages has not decreased while the RSPCA gets paid (to date) over $182,560 in royalty payments. 

Meanwhile, Pace Farms has just built the largest battery hen factory in the southern hemisphere (West Wyalong).