Council bans battery eggs
PUBLISHED: 17:03 14 February 2008 | UPDATED: 08:21 28 March 2014
FEBRUARY 10, 2008: Eggs from battery reared hens have been banned from schools and council
buildings in a local council in the Liverpool area of the UK.
The move follows an animal cruelty campaign by chefs Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Jamie Oliver to ban battery chickens from the nation’s dinner plates.
A European-wide ban on battery eggs is due to come into force in 2012.
Halton councillor Phil Harris, executive board member for school meals is reported in the Liverpool Post as saying: “This shows we are taking the treatment of chickens seriously in Halton.”