Today grocery chain H-E-B announced that 100 percent of eggs sold in its stores would be cage-free by 2025. The move, which will spare countless hens a lifetime of suffering in tiny wire cages, follows an aggressive MFA campaign and petitions on Change.org that gathered more than 25,000 consumer signatures.
Other actions included leafleting at H-E-B locations in the U.S. and Mexico, running online advertisements to inform consumers about the animal abuse in H-E-B's supply chain, and coordinating parallel campaigns against H-E-B's subsidiaries.
H-E-B’s statement is the latest in a wave of cage-free egg commitments by scores of leading grocers, including Walmart, Kroger, Albertsons, Safeway, and SUPERVALU. Additionally, more than 120 other retailers, restaurants, foodservice companies, and food manufacturers have pledged to go cage-free in the past year.
It’s high time ShopRite acknowledged that cramming animals into cages is cruel and has no place in a civilized society. Click here to comment under ShopRite's two most recent Facebook posts. Tell the company that you won't tolerate animal abuse and it's time to go 100 percent cage-free!
Of course, we can help hens the most by skipping eggs altogether. Visit ChooseVeg.com for animal-approved tips and recipes.