Happy Birthday to Us!

Posted 10th April 2015 12:23pm by

Happy Birthday to us! This year we celebrate our 10th anniversary, that’s 10 years of happy hens…

Here are a few words from founder of the British Hen Welfare Trust, Jane Howorth, “I am thrilled to be celebrating our tenth birthday, and more importantly to have found homes for so many hens and introduced people to the joys of keeping our lovely ex-bats. Of course we could not have achieved this without our wonderful team of 300+ volunteers around the UK; they have worked so hard to help so many hens.”

“Of course we could not have reached this point without the trust of the farmers who let us take their birds.  I am particularly proud of our relationship with the egg industry, it has taken time to build trust, but I believe farmers now understand that we, too, want to see a strong and successful UK egg industry that values high welfare.” 

“I have long believed in the power of the consumer and whilst consumers will often choose to buy free range eggs to use in cooking, they are unaware of how many eggs are used in processed food products.  It is gratifying to see how gradual policy switch amongst major retailers and food manufacturers is resulting in increased use of free range eggs.  Even through recession free range egg sales have largely held their own.”

We will be celebrating our anniversary on the official date, Wednesday 15th April, with a special birthday tea party at our Hen Central in Devon and hope you will raise a cup of tea/coffee/fizz and join us in our birthday toast at 11am or simply raise a cheer to ‘Nearly half a million hens being given the TIME OF THEIR LIVES!’

To say thank you to all our supporters we are offering 10% off all orders from our online shop www.shop.bhwt.org.uk, this April. Use our special Happy Birthday code BHWT10 at the checkout to claim your discount.