Pick N Pay Cruelty

Pain. Cruelty. Inhumane. Suffering.

This is the life that hens in Pick n Pay’s supply chain are forced to endure, having no room for rest, even to move, or exercise their natural behavior. Pick n Pay is supporting unnecessary cruelty and this should stop.

Other major retailers in the region and globally have made a cage-free commitment and promised to stop profiting from abuse.

It’s therefore time for Pick n Pay to stop the cycle of pain and abuse and make a cage-free commitment!

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Egg-laying hens are forcefully shoved inside tiny wire cages, and on average, each caged laying hen is afforded only 67 square inches of cage space—less space than a single sheet of letter-sized paper on which to live her entire life. This intense confinement is the main source for frustration, injuries, and in many cases death.


Foot and claw damage are more frequent in cages than in other systems, with lesions, fissures, and twisted or broken claws resulting from stepping on sharp wiring every day. Often, other body parts are caught in the caging, which results in fractured or broken bones, deformities, and further feather wear.

Mental Anguish

Like any animal, chickens are highly motivated to perform natural behaviors. These behaviors include nesting, perching, scratching, foraging, and exploring. Caged chickens are denied all of these natural behaviors, causing them severe distress and frustration.

Progress on the Issue

Nearly every major food company has already committed to going cage-free, including these: