A 14-year-old schoolgirl who helped convince three major supermarkets to stop selling eggs from caged hens has enjoyed her first tour of a commercial farm.
Lucy Gavaghan gathered 460,000 signatures of support for online petitions calling for the supermarket giants Tesco, Morrisons and Asda, to stop selling eggs from caged hens and her tireless campaigning paid off when all three announced they would go cage-free by 2025.
The schoolgirl from Sheffield was invited to celebrate her success with a tour of Wood Farm in Waresley, Bedfordshire, which is a member of RSPCA Assured.
Victory for farm animals
Rio Mellor, an RSPCA Assured assessor, said: “Lucy’s campaign will see millions of hens, who would have been kept in cages, being given plenty of space to move around freely and express their natural behaviours instead. It’s a