This Sunday around 30 animal activists from the Stop Craddock Farms campaign will stage a protest at Craddock Farms, a cage egg producer in Pukekohe.
Craddock Farms want to build New Zealand’s biggest caged hen factory farm in Patumahoe. Auckland City Council declined their application earlier this year but Craddock Farms are appealing in the Environment Court.
On Sunday, activists will enter the Pukekohe-based farm with straw and silverbeet for the hens and vegan sausage rolls for the workers.
“Caged hens are deprived of straw to scratch and nest in. And they don’t get anything green or fresh to eat. Instead they stand on hard wire and eat dry pellets,” says STOP Craddock Farms spokesperson Deirdre Sims.
“We’ll give Craddock Farms’ caged hens something to brighten their day and we hope the workers enjoy the vegan sausage rolls we’ve made for them,”
“Craddock Farms’ proposed giant factory farm will entrench cages as the future of egg production in New Zealand. We want to see a ban on all cages for hens in our country so we’re working hard to stop them,” says Ms. Sims.