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A first for farm animals in Canada: Calgary Co-op to phase out battery cages & sow stalls in 5 years

Thanks to CCFA supporter and Co-op member Clint Robertson for putting it in motion!


You may recently have received one of our newsletters; however, we had to share the good news in case you hadn’t heard. Grocery retailer Calgary Co-op has agreed to phase out battery cages and sow stalls from its supply chain over the next five years. Other retailers in Canada have considered it; Calgary Co-op is actually doing it.


As you know, for hundreds of millions of Canadian farm animals, sow stalls and battery cages are accepted industry practices. By saying no to these practices, Calgary Co-op is not only doing the right thing for animals, but also establishing itself as a leader in its industry.


Please take a moment to quickly complete the Calgary Co-op’s online comment form and tell them you support their decision. The more positive feedback they receive, the more they — and other retailers like them — will know that consumers across Canada find these kinds of industrial farming practices inhumane and do not support them.


ALSO: It is our own longtime CCFA supporter and Co-op member Clint Robertson who put the motion forward to the Calgary Co-op in the first place. Thank you, Clint, for your efforts and diligent advocacy. While there are still obstacles to overcome, there is no doubt that this is a big one, and it sets such a positive precedent that we hope other retailers will take note of — and follow.



You can read about the Calgary Co-op's decision in this story from the Calgary Herald: 

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