Students at the University of Delaware have recently started a campaign to get the university to buy only cage-free eggs.
The campaign was started by UD student Chelsea McFadden on Change.org, a social change website. The campaign would end the purchase of battery cage eggs. A similar campaign was successful at Harvard University.
Although UD has started making environmentally responsible changes, it is the only large university in the Philadelphia-Baltimore corridor that has not switched to cage-free eggs.
The online campaign has gained more than 1,500 supporters.
According to a press release, McFadden said, “Switching from battery-cage eggs to cage-free is another step the university should take on its current path. Cage-free eggs are more human, more environmentally sustainable and a healthier option for UD students.”
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