In a significant stride towards animal welfare and ethical production, egg producers across Asia are rapidly accelerating their transition away from cage confinement systems. The latest updates from Lever’s team reveal promising developments in China, Malaysia and the Philippines, marking a pivotal shift in the region’s egg production landscape.

China Leads the Way

Over the past two quarters, China has witnessed a notable shift as nine prominent egg producers have committed to phasing out cage confinement practices. Producers such as Xinde, Pianguan Yongao, Danxiansen, and others have taken proactive steps, sparing a staggering 277,000 hens from the distress of cage confinement. With plans set for further transitions throughout 2024, an estimated 750,000 additional hens are expected to benefit from cage-free living by year-end.

Malaysia Embraces Change

In Malaysia, where battery cage confinement prevails among mid-sized and large egg producers, the winds of change are finally blowing. Lever Foundation’s collaborative efforts with industry players have begun to bear fruit, as mid-sized producer TC Farms embarks on a journey towards cage-free systems. This significant shift signifies a turning point in Malaysia’s egg production sector, promising improved welfare for countless hens.

The Philippines Sets a New Standard

Meanwhile, in the Philippines, Lever Foundation’s initiatives have catalyzed meaningful change among the country’s largest egg companies. Through strategic interventions, producers like Bounty Fresh, Robina Farms, and BEPCO have made substantial strides in transitioning their operations away from cage confinement. This progressive move not only prioritizes animal welfare but also sets a new standard for ethical egg production in the region.

These developments underscore a growing commitment among Asian egg producers to embrace more humane and sustainable practices. Lever Foundation’s advocacy and collaboration with industry stakeholders have played a pivotal role in driving this positive transformation. While this development helps hens move closer to a life free from confinement, reducing or eliminating egg consumption is the most significant way individuals can protect hens.


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