British Hen Welfare Trust
The British Hen Welfare Trust is a charity set up to educate the public about laying hen welfare. We are now in our 12th year.
Best known for our re-homing initiative, we have found pet homes for over 550,000 commercial laying hens destined for slaughter since being established in 2005. Jane Howorth, the Trust’s Founder, was moved by a Panorama documentary in 1977 which illustrated the stark conditions inside battery cages, and the remit from the outset was to be pragmatic in educating consumers whilst supporting the British egg industry.