Kegg Farms applauded as first cage-free egg producer in Indian
The Humane Society International, the international
arm of The Humane Society of the United States, has commended Kegg Farms for
being the first egg producer in India to label its eggs as 'cage-free'.
Merinews reports that since, its inception in 1967, Kegg Farms has never
kept its flocks in cages. â€œFor me it is not a question of economics, it is an
expression of my personal values and beliefs,â€ says founder and CEO of Kegg
Farms, who states that the cage-free system is 'infinitely more compassionate'
than the more common battery cage system.
HSI, which urges consumers to avoid purchasing or consuming battery-cage
eggs, has launched a campaign against the use of battery cages in India, citing
the cruelty inherent in keeping animals confined in such a small and tightly
Until recently, consumers have not been able to tell the difference between
cage-free or battery system egg due to lack of informative labelling on the egg
cartons sold. By labelling their eggs as cage-free, Kegg Farms now provides
consumers with this information to make a better informed choice.
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