Subway takes a stand against battery cages: Animals Australia

SUBWAY has announced it is working with it’s suppliers to source cage-free eggs for its restaurants.

The fast food chain, which has 1400 stores nationwide, said on its facebook page today that it hope to “implement the switch to cage free eggs in Australia within 12 to 18 months”.

This comes after McDonald’s Australia announced on Sunday night it would also begin phasing out cage eggs next year.

Animal welfare activist group Animals Australia claimed the move as another win.

“It all started with McDonald’s Australia. Now Subway … Anyone want to give Hungry Jack’s some friendly encouragement?” the group said on its Facebook page.

With a whopping 1,400 stores nation-wide, Subway Australia’s decision to remove all cage eggs from its stores over the next 12-18 months is another nail in the coffin of Australia’s brutally cruel cage egg industry.

Unlike many other countries, Australian laws haven’t acknowledged the cruelty of battery cages.

Fortunately, most Australians have — and big business is starting to get the message, too.

Subway’s decision — combined with similar commitments by McDonald’s, Coles, Woolworths, and Nestle — will re-shape the Australian egg industry and weaken support for a cruel ‘farming’ system that should never have existed in the first place.

Source: Animals Australia
Image Credit: Animals Australia

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Ryan Fritz started The Advocate in 2014 to provide not-for-profits and charities another media platform to tell their worthwhile hard news stories and opinion pieces effortlessly. In 2020, Ryan formed a team of volunteer journalists to help spread even more high-quality stories from the third sector. He also has over 10 years experience as a media and communications professional for not-for-profits and charities.

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