With the holiday season fast approaching many of us are starting to think about what we’ll be cooking for our Christmas feasts. And importantly, for those conscious about choosing humanely farmed, how we can choose products that align with our views about how farm animals should be treated.
Good news! By looking for the RSPCA Approved logo on products you can feel confident they have come from farms that prioritise animal welfare. And did you know Coles Supermarkets currently have the largest range of RSPCA Approved products to meet your Christmas needs?
Here are 7 products to look for at your local Coles, so your Christmas lunch is a humane one.
Coles free range RSPCA Approved ham
Life on the range for pigs on Coles’ RSPCA Approved farms means room to roam, forage and explore. There’s also mud wallows for sows (mother pigs) to roll and lie around in and access to straw-filled huts to build a warm nest for piglets. Once piglets are weaned, they’re housed in large straw-filled shelters with other pigs of the same age with access to the outdoors.
Coles Finest free range RSPCA Approved turkey
Raised on RSPCA Approved farms in NSW’s picturesque Hunter Valley, turkeys have lower stocking densities and access to the outdoors to explore and forage during the day. Inside the barn, birds enjoy perches to help build leg strength, dry litter to scratch and dust bathe, and toys to keep them entertained.
Coles RSPCA Approved turkey
Raised in enriched barns, turkeys on Coles’ RSPCA Approved farms have lower stocking densities and better lighting to encourage activity and allow proper rest. Birds also have quality litter covering the floor to scratch and dust bathe, which cleans and maintains their feathers, and perches and toys which keeps them active and entertained.
Coles free range RSPCA Approved pork
From a handpicked group of RSPCA Approved farms in WA, Coles’ free range pork comes from farms where pigs have space to move, explore, socialise and play. Sows have mud wallows to help keep them cool in warm weather and they have access to straw-filled huts to build a cosy nest for their piglets. Once piglets are weaned they’re housed in large straw-filled shelters with other pigs of the same age with access to the outdoors.
Coles RSPCA Approved chicken
Raised in enriched barns, chickens on Coles’ RSPCA Approved farms have lower stocking densities, perches and quality litter covering the floor to scratch and dust bathe. Along with better lighting, birds are encouraged to be active to build leg strength and have periods of complete darkness to allow them to rest properly.
Coles free range RSPCA Approved chicken (available in NSW and Victoria)
Chickens on Coles free range RSPCA Approved farms have access to the range during the day for a minimum of eight hours (once they have grown enough adult feathers and can safely enjoy the outdoors). When they’re young, and at night, they’re protected from predators and the elements in cosy barns with perches and quality litter covering the floor to scratch and dust bathe.
Happy Chicken Eggs
A family-owned farming business, Happy Chicken Eggs is passionate about ensuring their hens have a good life. During the day, hens roam and explore the outdoors, climbing and foraging, with shaded areas to rest and keep cool. Inside the barn they have secluded nest boxes to lay their eggs, quality litter to dust bathe, perches, and bright toys to peck.
Happy Chickens Eggs is the only RSPCA Approved eggs available nationally and they’re exclusively sold through Coles.
Find out more about the RSPCA Approved Farming Scheme – including information about the RSPCA’s detailed animal welfare standards rspcaapproved.org.au