Whenever we buy eggs – or any product made with eggs – we’re making a choice about the kind of food we want to serve at our table, as well as the kind of world in which we want to live.
Today, hundreds of millions of hens are condemned to lives of intense pain and suffering, squeezed into cages so small they can’t stretch their wings or even turn around. These chickens – intelligent, social animals – are happier, healthier and less prone to injury when they are cage-free. And eggs from caged hens have a higher risk of Salmonella contamination.
It doesn’t have to be this way. As consumers, we have the power to say no to caged egg production. By choosing to buy cage-free eggs at the grocery store, you are supporting the farmers who are giving hens the freedom to move around and behave naturally. And by encouraging restaurants and food manufacturers to source their eggs from cage-free suppliers, you’re spreading the message even more widely.
Change is possible – it starts with a simple choice.
Join World Animal Protection in our fight to stop the cruel and inhumane treatment of egg-laying hens. As our numbers grow, more and more retailers, restaurants and institutions will take notice. Take the Cage-Free Pledge, and encourage your family and friends to do the same.