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Friday, February 24, 2006

WILL THE WHITE HOUSE REJECT WEGMANS EGGS?

Humane Society Issues Plea for Egg Hunt

Friday, February 24, 2006; B03

THE REGION

The Humane Society of the United States has asked the White House to use only eggs from cage-free hens at its annual Easter egg roll and hunt.

"Caged egg-laying hens are among the most abused animals in the world of factory farming today," Paul Shapiro, the humane society's factory farming campaign manager, said in a Feb. 8 letter to the White House Visitors Office that was released this week.

Susan Whitson, press secretary to first lady Laura Bush, said there are no plans to change the egg supply for the April 17 event. She said the White House consulted with the American Egg Board and was told that eggs produced in cages provide the greatest food safety protection. She also said that there is a very limited supply of eggs from cage-free hens.

But the humane society said there is no scientific evidence that food safety is compromised by cage-free systems and that nearly every national grocery chain offers eggs from cage-free hens in response to consumer requests for more humanely produced products.

1 Comments:

  • At 6:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Shapiro should have asked the White House to use chocolate eggs (vegan, of course), or plastic eggs filled with prizes, or some such thing. Methinks that if he encountered a dog being beaten, Shapiro would say to the owner, "Sir, you should really use a smaller stick when thrashing that cur".

     

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