Under the banner of the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute, they held placards decrying the way in which the eggs, served at Wimpy, are being produced.
The lunchtime picket had customers peering over their menus, looking a bit stressed over their would-be lunchtime choices. Undeterred, the picketers said they were concerned about caged hens’ eggs being sold in supermarkets and particularly in well-known restaurants under Famous Brands, including Wimpy, Mugg and Bean, Steers and various others.
“Hens are confined in an extremely small space where they have to lay their eggs, and these battery caged eggs are having a negative impact on the health of individuals and the treatment of animals,” said Mandla Gqamlana, campaign leader for SAFCEI.
“They are unable to spread their wings, they don’t have a safe place to nest and consumers are not aware of the conditions under which these hens are laying their eggs.”