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.
This week, Walmart, the largest grocery retailer in the U.S., took a positive step with its announcement to stop carrying shell eggs from hens raised in battery cages by 2025. The ASPCA was proud to work with Walmart on this historic decision.
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.
Most supermarkets aren't doing this. But then, Trader Joe's isn't most supermarkets.