The Battery Hen Welfare Trust
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 About the Trust
The Battery Hen Welfare Trust became the UK's first registered charity solely for laying hens in April 2005 and was established in order to raise awareness of the 20 million hens currently kept in cages in the UK. The aim of the charity is to diminish consumer demand for battery eggs whilst at the same time promoting British farmers using welfare friendly systems.
Since beginning in 2003 tens of thousands of hens have been rescued from slaughter and given the opportunity to enjoy a free range retirement, most going on to become much loved family pets.
The BHWT enjoys good relations with the egg industry and is keen to redress the balance between farmer and consumer, asking the consumer to take responsibility for hen welfare rather than simply blaming the farmer for this unpopular system.
Whilst many consumers would not purchase battery eggs on welfare grounds, many everyday processed food products containing battery eggs are frequently bought without a second thought. The charity encourages consumers to help take a hen out of her cage by purchasing products containing only British free range and organic eggs.
Former battery hens make wonderful pets, often being described as like cats and dogs with feathers! Many, although not all, will continue to lay eggs, which are a fresh and tasty bonus that comes with owning these delightful, endearing creatures.
Anyone interested in learning more about the work of the BHWT, please visit our website at  or email firstname.lastname@example.org
 Working with the Farmers
The Battery Hen Welfare Trust is unique in that it does NOT condemn the farmers that produce eggs in battery systems, but redresses the balance when blame is placed on their shoulders.
Contrary to majority opinion, hens DO have intelligence, have a strong instinct to perform their natural behaviours and seek stimulation and interaction.
The barren battery cage is due to be banned in 2012; however this ban is under threat. It is VITAL that those wishing to see improvements in hen welfare play their part in helping shape the future of the egg laying industry rather than taking the easy option and blaming the farmer.
 Omlet Support
If you adopt an ex battery hen and you buy an eglu we will donate ÃÂ£15 to the battery hen welfare trust to help them with their work of raising awareness so that the consumer can make an informed choice and source welfare friendly eggs and processed foods containing free range eggs . 'Buy british and buy free range'
All you have to do is tell the charity that you are an eglu owner when you collect your hens and we'll do the rest!
 Contact Details
If you are interested in rescuing a few hens then visit their website here: www.thehenshouse.co.uk