AN ANIMAL welfare group will be in Bromley town centre next Saturday (April 23) to “expose the cruelty behind the egg industy”.

Members of the West Wickham based Passive Pressure Animal Welfare Group (PPAWG) will be manning a stall outside WH Smith in Bromley High Street from 11am to 3pm.

They will be handing out information on behalf of Vegetarians International Voice for Animals, and PPAWG founder Jan Yarker says their aim is to “expose the cruelty behind the egg industry”.

She said: “Within the egg industry the fate of newly-born chicks is decided by their gender.

“While the females go into battery cages or windowless sheds, up to 40 million male chicks will either be painfully gassed or minced alive for fertiliser as they are of no use to the egg industry.”

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