Friday, April 4, 2008

Local high students and activists speak out against Lunardi's foul store policy

Danville, Calif.- St. Patrick-St. Vincent High School students will join East Bay Animal Advocates in urging Lunardi's Supermarket to stop selling eggs from chickens raised in overcrowded 'battery cages':

Date: Sunday, April 6, 2008
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: Lunardi's Supermarket, 345 Railroad Avenue, Danville

Lunardi's Supermarket is the lead competitor of Andronico's Markets and Whole Foods Market, which both stopped selling eggs from caged chickens. Both Andronico's Market and Whole Foods Market have joined a growing national network of cities, educational institutions, farmers, and retailers that oppose the intensive confinement of laying hens -- a notorious egg industry practice.

Each year over 19 million egg-laying hens in California are raised in concentrated confinement to produce eggs for consumers. According to the California Poultry Workgroup, the vast majority of egg-layers in California are confined to tiny cages. Each bird is limited to less than 67 square inches of space for her entire life.

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