Mobil speeds away from cage-egg crueltyAugust 31st, 2018
SAFE is applauding Mobil New Zealand for being the first country in its global network to join the international cage-free egg movement.
After hearing from SAFE and concerned Kiwis, Mobil revealed in a policy this morning that its 120 stores will remove cage-eggs for sale by the end of this year.
Andrew McNaught, Mobil’s Lead Country Manager, says hearing from caring customers drove Mobil to adopt this policy.
“Mobil works incredibly hard to provide our customers with a range of high quality products,” says Mr McNaught.
“They have made it clear to us that they no longer want to purchase cage eggs, and we support their efforts to phase out the sale of these eggs in New Zealand.”
Earlier this year, competing convenience grocery outlets On The Spot, BP, and Night ‘n Day adopted cage-free policies. All Progressive and Foodstuffs banners also have timelines for going cage-free, uniting all New Zealand supermarket chains together against the cruelty of cage-eggs. By 2027, there will be no cage eggs left on any supermarket shelves.
“The tide has turned on this cruel factory farming of hens,” says Jennifer Dutton, SAFE’s Corporate Campaigner.
The public has made it very clear they want cages confined to the history books. As so many brands choose to move towards being cage-free, it’s now a matter of who is left behind supporting this shameful cruelty.”
The worldwide campaign to free hens from cages is part of a global revolution by animal advocacy groups, including members of the Open Wing Alliance, of which SAFE is a partner organisation.