Sunday, April 06, 2008

Animals in the news

The Guardian reported this past week that according to the British Egg Information Service, free-range egg sales surpassed those of eggs coming from chickens confined to battery cages for the first time ever there. It seems that entire supermarket chains in the UK have been eliminating battery cage chicken eggs altogether. The article cites the influence of popular chef Jamie Oliver and his spotlight on the the cruelty of confining chickens to these cages as having possibly influenced consumers. On another ''high profile celebrity spotlight on animals'' sort of note -- I hope that Oprah's recent show on puppy mills has an impact on that sad industry, as well.

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