Diner demand creates Australian first
An initiative of RSPCA Western Australia, the City of Swan and Swan Valley business operators, the Humane Food Region includes restaurants and cafes committed to serving humanely farmed eggs, chicken and pork.
RSPCA Western Australia President Lynne Bradshaw said the region was an indication of the social change towards humane food.
"Consumers are driving the change for humane food and the Swan Valley Humane Food Region is a fantastic step towards giving diners what they want," Ms Bradshaw said.
"Higher welfare farming conditions go well beyond the minimal standards required by law, and allow meat chickens to scratch and forage, layer hens to lay their eggs in a nest, and breeding pigs aren't confined to stalls or farrowing crates.
"At the moment, most Australian meat chickens are kept in barren conditions, more than 11 million hens are confined to cages for egg production, and many pigs are still kept in concrete pens.
"RSPCA WA congratulates the businesses who have joined the Humane Food Region and shown leadership in sourcing humanely produced products and working towards improving the lives of Australian farm animals.
"This level of dedication from business operators to serve humanely farmed eggs, chicken and pork is setting a standard we hope to see replicated across the country," said Ms Bradshaw.
Visit the Choose Wisely website for more information on how to choose higher welfare products.
When: Thursday 7 August, 3:00pm – 5:30pm
Where: Sandalford Wines, 3210 West Swan Road, Caversham
Opportunities to speak with RSPCA WA President Lynne Bradshaw will be available before and during the event.
For more information or an interview with a spokesperson from RSPCA WA, please contact:
Maree Daniels, Executive Manager- Community Engagement - RSPCA WA
Mobile: 0417 859 600