We’d love for you to join us at our Edinburgh city centre demonstration to raise awareness of the suffering of farmed chickens and hens in cages.
‘The Iron Duke of Wellington’ statue, 2 Princes St (opposite the Balmoral Hotel), in Edinburgh!
OneKind is holding a public demo to raise awareness of our Caged Farmed Animal Campaign, calling for a ban on the use of enriched cages for hens and farrowing crates for sows.
As part of our demo, some of our attendees will be invited to sit in dog transport cages to make the public think about the space given to caged farm animals (we will rotate those in the cages!). Those who do not wish to demonstrate in the cages can take part by collecting petition signatures, collecting donations or handing out campaign flyers.
We completely appreciate that some people may feel slightly nervous or unsure about attending a demonstration for the first time and want to reassure you that our team of 5 will be on hand to talk you through the campaign, answer any questions and help you out in any way that we can. If you’d just like to shadow one of our team, we are more than happy for you do to that.
11:00-13:00, 21st September (Saturday)
Join us in Edinburgh on Saturday 21st September for a public demo to raise awareness of our Caged Farm Animal Campaign, calling for a ban on the use of enriched cages for hens and farrowing crates for sows.
Did you know that millions of chickens and pigs in Scotland spend their entire lives confined in tiny cages, unable to carry out their natural behaviours?
While battery cages were banned in Europe in 2012, hens can still be confined to ‘enriched cages’, cages the size of an A4 piece of paper, for their entire lives. Hens confined to these cages are unable to fly, run or even experience fresh air and sunlight.
For a few weeks each time after giving birth, sows are confined to farrowing crates so small that they can’t even fully turn around. They can suffer from painful sores and fatigue from the immobility imposed upon them by these cages.
The use of cages for farmed animals is cruel, unnecessary and outdated. That’s why we are calling on the Scottish Government to ban these cruel cages. Please sign our petition here and join us next Saturday to stand up for Scotland’s farmed animals. We’ll be posting any updates in the Facebook event. If you could also click attending on the event, or email us if you don’t have Facebook, we’d really appreciate it as we need to pass the numbers onto the council.
We look forward to campaigning together with you then!