Stop the free-range eggs rort - public meeting 7pm Monday 7 May, Leichhardt

Plans to allow 'free-range' eggs to be produced by hens living with two birds per square metre prove the need for a legislated definition, according to Greens MP Jamie Parker.


"The Egg Corporation is turning its back on ethical consumers and genuine free-range farmers in favour of boosting profits for large-scale producers.

When: 7pm Monday 7 May
Where:
Leichhardt Town Hall, 107 Norton St

Speakers include:
Lee McCosker
- Human Choice
John Kaye - Greens MP
Jodie Stewart - President of the Balmain-Rozelle Chamber of Commerce and Proprietor of About Life Cafe and Stores

Download the meeting invitation

For more information or to RSVP contact Alison Martin: 9660 7586 or 0432 941 533.

"Increasing free-range stocking densities from 1,500 to 20,000 birds per hectare completely strips the term 'free-range' of any meaning.

"Cramming 20,000 birds into one hectare is not free-range.

"Ethical consumers who choose 'free-range' are appalled that the term can be used to describe eggs that come from such inhumane and unsustainable production practices.

"Self-regulation of free-range eggs has failed and we need a legislated definition that protects the rights of ethical consumers and genuine free-range farmers.

"I am calling on the Premier and Minister Hodgkinson to support the Greens' Truth in Labelling Bill so consumers can have faith that free-range means free-range," Mr Parker said.

Mr Parker will host a public meeting on this issue - come along and be part of the movement to defend the rights of ethical consumers and protect  genuine free-range farmers and their animals.

Sign the petition, listen to inspiring speeches and find out what you can do to ensure free-range means free-range.


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