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Dawn Tucks Into Fairer Fillings With The RSPCA

Dawn RSPA

 

Earlier this week Dawn Primarolo, Member of Parliament for Bristol South, attended the launch of the RSPCA’s ‘Fairer Fillings campaign’ to support the charity’s call for people to consider animal welfare when buying or making their lunch.

 

The Fairer Filings campaign encourages the public to swap their usual lunch with at least one lunch during the week that contains higher welfare ingredients.

Animal welfare is becoming an increasing priority for food shoppers and retailers are providing new ranges of higher welfare produce all the time. Nowadays, many consumers will choose to buy higher welfare bacon or a free-range chicken as part of a weekly food shop, but when it comes to making or buying a sandwich for lunch, people rarely think about animal welfare.

In Britain we eat over 11 billion sandwiches every year with more than half being made at home. The RSPCA’s Fairer Filling’s campaign is seeking to raise awareness of what people put into their daily sandwich. Whatever filling is their favourite, shoppers are being encouraged to think about the conditions the animals have lived in.

To be sure that the animals have been reared on farms inspected to RSPCA standards, consumers should look for the Freedom Food logo. If a consumer can’t find a RSPCA Freedom Food sandwich, other useful terms to look for include: barn (eggs only), outdoor bred or outdoor reared (pig meat only), free-range or organic.

At the event, Dawn said:

“We are all concerned about higher animal welfare standards, but when grabbing a convenient sandwich for lunch animal welfare is often the last thing that people think about. It is great that so many higher welfare food options are now available for all of us to choose from and I urge shoppers to look for the Freedom Food logo to make sure their sandwich contains a ‘fairer filling’."

 

Posted: 20 May 2011

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