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on January 17, 2011

Vancouver Humane Society releases survey results

Survey carried out to assess public perceptions of welfare in caged hens

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.

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