The British Hen Welfare Trust (formerly the Battery Hen Welfare Trust) is a national charity that re-homes commercial laying hens, educates the public about how they can make a difference to hen welfare, and encourages support for the British egg industry. Its ultimate aim is to see consumers and food manufacturers buying only UK produced free range eggs, resulting in a strong British egg industry where all commercial laying hens enjoy a good quality life.
- Each year we save approximately 50,000 hens from slaughter and find them caring pet homes through our network of 30 regional centres so they can enjoy a free range retirement. Find out how our wonderful volunteers do it by reading ‘A Day in the Life of a Co-ordinator’.
- We educate consumers about the caged eggs hidden in processed foods, like pasta, quiche, cakes and mayonnaise so they can make an informed choice when shopping.
- Our positive campaign style has been described as pioneering and one of our most successful campaigns was in persuading Hellmanns to produce a free range mayonnaise; as a result thousands of hens now enjoy freedom.