Activists hit Keurslager over battery farmed chicken
Wakker Dier is starting a campaign today to remove battery farmed chicken from stores, targeting supermarkets and now Keurslager. According to Wakker Dier, meat at Keurslager does not necessarily come from animals that had a good life, even though consumers quite often think that it does. "Every connected butcher may determine the meat they sell themselves. Namely the umbrella Association of Keurslager does not impose additional requirements for animal welfare", says Wakker Dier. According to Wakker Dier, a part of the Keurslagers still sell battery farmed chicken and other industry meat. They want butchers to use a welfare label. In response, the Association of Keurslagers says that the campaign "does not do justice to the sustainability battle that the craft butchers are fighting". According to a spokesman, craft butchers in the area of chicken, meat, meat products and other prepared products also think about the environment and food safety. "The campaign surprised us, also because Wakker DIer knows that craft butchers can not use labels such as Beter Leven from the Animal Welfare because they do not sell pre-packed meat. The customer has the choice at the butcher and can ask for responsible meat."