Phase Out Battery Cage Eggs
  • Petitioned Aramark Corporation

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Aramark Corporation
Mary Rucci
Thomas Sueta
Megan Haney
Chris Collom
Erin Noss
Karen Cutler
David Freireich
Kelly Banaszak

Phase Out Battery Cage Eggs

    1. Petition by

      The Humane League

February 2013


From The Humane League: After hearing from a number of animal protection groups, Aramark has decided to start the process of phasing out battery cage eggs.

Battery cage farms cram egg-laying hens into tiny wire cages. With less room than a sheet of computer paper to live in for virtually their entire lives, these poor animals are unable to spread their wings or engage in any of their natural behaviors. This outdated agricultural practice is so cruel that it is already illegal in the entire European Union and several states in the US.

Because of the widespread opposition to battery cages, many companies are beginning to phase these farms out of their supply lines—including some of the largest food service providers in the world. Both the Compass Group and Sodexo have aready announced their plans to phase out battery cages, but their main competitor, the Aramark Corporation, has failed to join them in their stand against factory farming and animal cruelty.

Many Aramark accounts  have already made the switch away from battery cage eggs because of consumer campaigns, and it is well past the time for Aramark to step up and do the right thing across the board. When the public, animal welfare experts, and environmental protection organizations are demanding an end to battery cages, there is no reason to remain on the wrong side of history.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Christy Chancellor AUSTRALIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Battery cage eggs are unethical and barbaric. These creatures deserve respect and to be treated kindly. I cannot and will not except any protestations to the contrary. A poorly treated animal is a certain indictment on all people.

    • Michael Schnier OTTAWA, CANADA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Battery cage eggs are one of the cruelest practices in the animal agriculture industry. You shouldn't be enabling this to happen on a large scale.

    • Margarita adames GOLD CANYON, AZ
      • almost 2 years ago

      despite their purpose they should be allowed a life...there are humane ways to harvest eggs

    • Kate Wardaz MESA, AZ
      • almost 2 years ago

      I grew up on a chicken farm and I know they need space to move and is wrong to lock up any animal

    • Kylie Glessing EDMONTON, CANADA
      • almost 2 years ago

      People should not profit from animals' suffering. This is barbaric and needs to stop.


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