Largest Supermarket Chains in Australia Saying No to Factory Farmed Animal Products
In a undoubtedly positive step, two Australian supermarket chains, accounting for 80% of all supermarket sales in the nation, are phasing out selling pork and eggs sourced from factory farms.
Common Dreams reports that Coles will stop using factory farmed pork and eggs in its house branded products as of January 1. Meanwhile, Woolworths has already begun its phase out, with all of its eggs coming from cage-free chickens and all of its pork products coming from farms not confining pigs in stalls from the middle of 2013.
The action comes in the wake of a campaign to raise awareness about the horrific conditions pigs and chickens face on factory farms, publicized on television with the ad below: