SAFE (Save Animals From Exploitation) is New Zealand’s leading animal advocacy organisation. Founded in 1932, SAFE aims to make significant improvements to the lives of animals by raising awareness, challenging cruel practices and changing attitudes.
Started 2 petitions
Starbucks: please stop supporting cruel cage eggs
Starbucks say they stand for more than just coffee, saying they care deeply about community and social issues. They’ve made cage-egg free commitments in some parts of the world, yet Starbucks is still to extend this care to the millions of egg-laying hens suffering in its global supply chain, including in New Zealand. We want Starbucks to make a full cage-egg free commitment globally and set an end date for the sale of all cage eggs. Battery cages are small and packed with birds, the hens can’t perform many behaviours that are natural or important to them like dust bathe, scratch for food or fully stretch their wings. This barren existence is inhumane and shameful to inflict on curious, friendly hens. The majority of Kiwis agree: caging egg-laying hens for their entire lives is just plain wrong. While NZ law is getting rid of battery cages by 2022, the new ‘colony cages’ are a con designed to trick the public: it’s simply a bigger cage with more birds inside it and token features. These colony cages provide barely any more room than the previous battery cages and hens still can’t display natural behaviours. Hundreds of companies around the world and in New Zealand are ditching eggs from cages. Global commitments to end cruel cages are being made by some of the largest companies in the world, including General Mills, Unilever, Nestle, Lidl, Aldi, Wyndham Worldwide, InterContinental Hotels, Aramark, Sodexo, Mondelez and Compass Group. We want Starbucks to join this movement towards better treatment of animals globally. In its responsible company statement, Starbucks NZ says: “We have always believed Starbucks can – and should – have a positive impact on the communities we serve. One person, one cup and one neighbourhood at a time.” By signing this petition, you’re sending a strong message to Starbucks that the need to commit to cage-egg free completely. Cage eggs don’t belong in our café’s in 2018. Please sign and share this petition and together we can help hens!
Stop Supporting Farms that Cage Hens
The majority of consumers agree: caging egg-laying hens for their entire lives is just plain wrong. That’s why companies like Grupo Bimbo, Unilever, Barilla, Sodexo, ALDI, and many others have all made a global commitment to end their support of cruel cage farms. But General Mills refuses to end its support of farms that confine hens in tiny, filthy cages. These cages are so packed with birds that the hens can’t do anything that is natural or important to them. Not only food manufacturers but top grocery chains and hospitality companies are phasing out cages from their global supply chains. Even some of the top egg producers in the world have stated they are moving away from cages and that cage-free is the future. General Mills, itself, has pledged to eliminate this cruel practice in the US and Canada but refuses to do so within its global supply chain. Please sign this petition to tell General Mills that you won’t be purchasing any of their products as long as they support these cages.