Cage-Free Eggs

Corporate commitments on animal welfare

Many egg-laying hens live their lives in battery cages that measure only 67 square inches. Cage-free hens, on the other hand, “are able to walk, spread their wings and lay their eggs in nests, vital natural behaviors denied to hens confined in cages,” according to the Humane Society of the United States.

A growing number of grocery stores, food producers and restaurants are making the switch to cage-free eggs. Look for this trend to continue as consumers increasingly seek out more humane products.

Burger King, Tim Hortons Announce New Animal Welfare Commitments

The new policies cover a wide range of animal welfare issues, including cage-free chicken and sow housing, as well as the responsible use…

The Corporate Shift to Cage-Free Eggs Continues

Hellmann’s says its entire U.S. consumer portfolio is now made with only cage-free eggs. The Unilever subsidiary is the latest to make the…

Chipotle Rolls Out New Animal Welfare Standards for Chickens

Chipotle worked with Compassion in World Farming USA and the Humane Society of the U.S. to develop the new standards, which go way…

The Drivers Behind the Cage-Free Egg Movement

Almost 200 U.S. companies, including every major grocery store and fast-food chain, have pledged to transition to cage-free eggs by 2025. What's driving…

Publix Commits To Cage-Free Eggs

America's top 25 grocery chains have all made commitments to go cage-free. And the Publix announcement could be "a final nail in the…

Consumer Pressure is Driving the Cage-Free Egg Trend

This month, two more companies -- Walmart and Darden Restaurants -- announced plans to make their egg supply chains cage-free. The announcements are…

Another Grocer Commits To Cage-Free Eggs

Minnesota-based Supervalu announced plans to transition to selling 100 percent cage-free eggs at its network of 3,407 stores by 2025 or sooner if…

Tipping Point: Three More Grocery Chains to Source Only Cage-Free Eggs

Three top grocery chains, including the two largest in the U.S., announced that they will switch to cage-free eggs by 2025. Is this…

Trader Joe’s is Going Cage-Free With Its Eggs

First up are Western states: Trader Joe's eggs sold in California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado will be 100 percent cage-free…

Better Hen Welfare is Simply Good Egg-onomics

Egg industry innovators show that implementing alternative hen-housing systems at scale is possible -- without compromising animal welfare.

Taco Bell Commits to Sourcing Cage-Free Eggs By Next Year

Taco Bell announced this week that 100 percent of its 6,000 U.S. restaurants will serve only cage-free eggs by December 2016. That would…

McDonald’s Commits To Cage-Free Eggs

McDonald’s will transition to cage-free eggs in its North American restaurants within the next 10 years, the company announced last week. As the…

California Law Banning Confinement Crates Takes Effect In 2015

Proposition 2 goes into effect Jan. 1, 2015, banning cages for hens and gestation and veal crates for pregnant pigs and calves.

Unilever Pledges to Stop Killing Male Chicks

Unilever pledges to find a solution to this industry-wide global practice, which kills millions of male chicks annually in the egg industry.

Humane Investing: How to Get Animals Out of Your Portfolio

By Brenda A. Morris If you choose not to eat animal products or are trying to limit your meat consumption for ethical reasons,…