cage free eggs
Cage-free and free-range might sound like the hens are free to roam but that is not necessarily so.
There was a time when a shopper seeking pastured eggs needed to drive across town to a farmers market or -- heaven forbid -- drive out of town to visit an actual farm. No longer. Eggs from hens raised on pasture are increasingly available at major supermarkets across the country.
Because of the tremendous work of the HSUS team, along with our friends, including Compassion in World Farming, we can mark it down in our calendars, as a matter of historical record: April 5 was a big day indeed.
In recent months, more than 60 of the world's largest food retailers, restaurant chains, and others have set timelines for going 100 percent cage-free. I'm confident that within the next month we'll see other retailers come on board.
Everyone can use social tools like Change.org to have a meaningful impact on issues they care about. Each consumer has a unique story to share, and companies are increasingly developing news way to engage with the distributed power of social media.
This is an enormously consequential shift in food and agriculture, and it is a clear signal to everyone concerned that gestation crates and battery cages are soon to be agricultural artifacts like the reaper and the threshing machine.
Wendy's is the latest fast food chain to opt for more humanely produced eggs.
Activists won over fast food chains, but grocery stores may be a bigger challenge.
Subway is the latest food chain to give itself a generous 10-year deadline.
If the world's biggest food company can do it in five years starting from scratch, anyone can.