There is almost no free space, eating stress or living on a grate's grid floor. To reduce cell culling and to help Czech hens for better living conditions, the purpose of the Chicken Tour event, which kicks off on Friday, May 24, by OBRAZ (Animal Welfare). Seven plums, thanks to volunteers and ambassadors, will go to dozens of towns and villages in all 14 areas of Bohemia and Moravia to attract attention to each customer for their own consumer solutions and support efforts to complete a ban on caging .
The principle of the chick circumference is simple. Famous celebrities – such as actress Patricia Solarikova, singer Eva Farna and singer Ben Christo – took plush hens, named them and created a distinctive look to show that they supported the legislative ban.
All stuffed heroines have their own name, history of life and instagram account. With the help of volunteers and activists, they will travel from city to city and tell horrible stories about cells.
Each of them symbolically represents millions of others who can not move in crowded cells, not to mention travel through the country. The volunteers will take pictures of the sights of their cities, sign petitions, and engage others to support the ban on rearing plum cage.
Photos will be shared by individual henna characters from their Instagram profiles. This will create a number of interesting images through which people can show that they disagree with cell breeds.
"The hens in the cellular farms are in hell, they spend their whole lives, stuffed in a calf cell that does not avoid, many politicians say no one else cares about this outside of Prague, and they sympathize, just like the people in Germany and Austria where they have forbidden this cruel way of farming, "says Yana Menchikova, deputy chairman of MODEL," We want to prove that even those Czechs with deep pockets do not want to save at all costs. The difference of 20 hellers per egg is redeemed by the continuous suffering of the hens, "Menčíková adds.
Strings change behavior
Most of the big chains, including Macro, Tesca and Globus, have already announced the removal of cellular eggs from the offer by 2025 thanks to the animal welfare campaign.
"Discussing eggs in cage and laying hens' methods awakens customers in a good way," says Rita Gabriel of Globe's External Communications. "Especially younger people are more interested in the issue, they are discussing it more and are looking for an assortment in the commercial area, which corresponds to their ideas for healthy growing conditions. more popular, "he adds.
The method of rearing hens is directly reflected on the final price of the eggs. These cellular farms will cost consumers the cheapest, which remains the main motive for their purchase for a large percentage of customers. On the other hand, there is an increasing interest in eggs from farms and farms where the hens have the most natural conditions.
This is confirmed by Šárka Petrovičová, owner of the Neobaleno store in the Lužiny. "The way we breed hens is becoming more and more interested in people. In addition, it has a direct impact on the quality of the eggs and their taste. – he explains.
It is not always easy for the client to distinguish non-chicken eggs living in unsuitable living conditions. Numerous names such as "farmer's egg, farmer's egg, Czech egg" may have a pure marketing purpose and may not say anything about the origin of the egg. Similarly, the terms omega eggs and cereal eggs indicate the type of feed or substance content in the egg rather than the more gentle way to treat the hens on the farm.
How do you know how to label eggs?
Breeding of hens
0 – organic laying hens
1 – Flightless hens
2 – hens in halls (on boats)
Weight of eggs
S = small – up to 53 grams
M = average – 53 to 63 grams
L = large – 63 to 73 grams
XL = very large – over 73 grams
So many customers understand when they unpack the shopping that they have brought an omega-egg farm from a cage. "The only guideline that reliably determines which eggs come is the digital label," explains Yana Mentsikova. "Number 3 means cell breeding, number 2, which is grown in halls, and egg number 0 is the most gentle, showing biochemistry."
The chicken tour ends on June 8 in Pelhrimov, where the Festival of Records and curiosities will take place. On it, the "plush bouquet" takes the title of the most traveling herd of chickens and writes in the Czech Book of Records.
Animal defenders already have experience with a similar project. Two years ago, they took action called Caged Moon to support the ban on livestock farms. Their efforts have been successful at that time, and fur farms have been banned in the Czech Republic since January 2019.
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PICTURE – Animals Defenders