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Crowne Canberra Conspires With RSPCA To Free Chooks


By Jill Varley

Crowne Plaza Canberra and its associated operations today (September 26) became one of the founding members of ‘Choose Wisely’, the RSPCA’s new initiative encouraging businesses to commit to using cage-free eggs.

The commitment will ensure only welfare-friendly whole egg products are served to guests, patrons ad delegates of Crowne Plaza Canberra, the National Convention Centre (NCC) and Parliament House Catering.

“Choose Wisely is a fantastic initiative we are proud to align with,” said Crowne Plaza Canberra CEO, Ian McInnes. “From today we will ensure that every egg that is used across our three venues is cage free. This includes using only RSPCA-accredited egg providers so that we are certain that the eggs are either barn laid or free range.

“Our guarantee to guests is that every egg we serve has the RSPCA stamp of approval. Over time, we intend to extend this commitment to incorporate all produce covered within the RSPCA’s welfare-friendly food program, including pork and chicken meat,” he said.

The decision to join Choose Wisely means 1,000 hens a year can live a cage-free existence.

To mark the occasion, Crowne Plaza Canberra is inviting guests to experience the cage-free difference by offering
breakfast for just $20 for all booking made before 31 December 2008.

To book, click here  or call 138 388 and mention the RSPCA when making a reservation.