The Vancouver Humane Society, which operates the website ChickenOut!, has posted the results of a Harris/Decima poll that was funded by the Vancouver Foundation. The survey was carried out to assess public perceptions of welfare in caged hens.
The study documented that 71% of those questioned were concerned about the welfare of farm animals and 65% indicated that this would influence their support of political candidates. Over 57% were opposed to caged housing and 68% would support a legislative ban on cages in British Columbia.
It is noted that 97% of Canadian eggs are derived from confined hens.
Details of the survey are available on the VHS website.