The Humane League

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Since our founding in 2005, our mission has been to save the lives of as many animals as possible and to reduce as much animal cruelty as we can. We want a world where people, companies and legislators are making choices that help and not hurt animals, a world in which all animals are treated with the same respect and compassion that we show to our beloved family dog or cat. We invest our time, money and energy where they will do the most good for the greatest number of animals. As a result, our primary focus is on farmed animal issues. Farmed animals represent over 98% of the animals used and killed in the United States, and because they are excluded from state anti-cruelty laws they suffer intensely on today's "factory farms."

Started 10 petitions

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Petitioning Papa John's

Tell Papa John's to Stop Supporting Cage Cruelty

Better ingredients, better pizza? Don’t believe it. Papa John may have a friendly face on TV, but don’t let that cheesy smile fool you: He’s got a dirty secret.Papa John’s continues to source eggs from suppliers that confine hens in tiny wire cages. On its website Papa John’s claims to be “committed to the humane treatment of animals,” but the company’s actions deliver something different.Papa John’s finds itself behind companies like McDonald’s, Wendy’s, IHOP, and over 100 other food companies that have pledged to move away from these cage farms. Papa John’s continues to source eggs from farms that confine hens so tightly they can’t even stretch a single wing and with no plan to stop. On these farms, hens are forced to live virtually their entire lives in a space roughly the size of an iPad and are denied the ability to participate in any normal behaviors. This causes them extreme stress and frustration.There has been a clear shift away from this abusive practice, but Papa John’s is dragging its feet on the issue. It is time for Papa John’s to join its competitors and commit to moving away from cages.Please sign our petition to let Papa John’s know that you will not support such a socially irresponsible company with your dining dollars.

The Humane League
279 supporters
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Petitioning Kroger

Tell Kroger to Stop Caging Hens

The vast majority of the eggs Kroger sells come from farms where hens are confined in tiny, filthy cages. Although Kroger states that it has a “long-standing commitment to responsible business practices,” it has failed to produce a commitment to completely eliminate cages in its supply chain.The practice of caging egg-laying hens is so cruel that it is criminalized in countries all over the world and in several U.S. states. Under this system, hens are forced to suffer in cages for the entirety of their short lives. They can hardly move; they can’t even spread a wing, and they are often forced to stand on their dead cagemates.Most companies are moving away from this practice, including the top restaurant chains, food manufacturers, and hospitality companies. Kroger’s competitors, such as Costco, Whole Foods, BJ's Wholesale Club, Trader Joe's, and even Target, have committed to completely move away from cruel cages. Even the top egg producers have stated they are moving away from cages and that cage-free is the future.Please sign our petition to let Kroger know that you will not shop with Kroger until it produces a timeline to completely eliminate the use of cages in its egg supply chain.  

The Humane League
30,350 supporters
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Petitioning ConAgra Foods

Eliminate Cages From Your Supply Chain!

ConAgra may not be a household name, but its brands are likely to be found in the kitchens of families all around the world. Their most notable brands include Slim Jim, Reddi Wip, Jiffy Pop, Crunch 'n Munch, and Egg Beaters. While these products appear to be harmless, ConAgra Foods is hiding a very dirty secret from its customers: ConAgra continues to source egg ingredients from cruel, unsafe cage farms.The practice of confining egg-laying hens in these cages is so cruel that it is criminalized in countries all over the world and in several U.S. states. Despite this fact, ConAgra continues to support these cage farms in which hens can’t even stretch a single wing. Hens are forced to live virtually their entire lives in a space roughly the size of an iPad.Most companies are completely eliminating cages from their supply chain, including some of ConAgra’s major competitors. Most of the top manufacturers, including General Mills, Unilever, Kelloggs, Bimbo Bakery, and Mondelez International have made commitments with timelines to phase out cruel cages. Additionally, nearly all of the major players in the restaurant industry including McDonald’s, Denny’s, Subway, Taco Bell, Wendy’s, Burger King and others have also committed to phasing out cages.ConAgra’s social responsibility report claims “We believe in the humane treatment of animals.” This is clearly not the case. Please sign our petition and urge ConAgra to join its competitors and do the right thing by producing a timeline to completely eliminate the use of cages in its egg supply chain.  

The Humane League
353 supporters
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Petitioning Quiznos

Stop Supporting Cage Cruelty!

Quiznos claims to be “committed to extending socially responsible practices throughout its supply chain.” But the company is doing the exact opposite: it continues to source eggs from suppliers that confine hens in tiny wire cages.This practice is so cruel that it is criminalized in countries all over the world and in several U.S. states. Despite this fact, Quiznos continues to support these cage farms in which hens can’t even stretch a single wing. Hens are forced to live virtually their entire lives in a space roughly the size of an iPad.Most companies are moving away from this practice, including some of Quiznos’ major competitors. All of the top restaurant chains, including Wendy’s, Burger King, Taco Bell, Panera Bread, Starbucks, and Quiznos’ main competitor, Subway, have made commitments with timelines to phase out cruel cages. Even McDonald’s has committed to phasing cages out of its supply chain.Please sign our petition and let Quiznos know that you do not support this kind of extreme animal cruelty with your dining dollars. It’s time for Quiznos to join its competitors and do the right thing by producing a timeline to completely eliminate the use of cages in its North American egg supply chain by at least 2020.

The Humane League
11 supporters
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Petitioning Mondelez International

Stop Sourcing Eggs from Caged Hens

Mondelēz International may not be a household name, but their sweet and salty snacks are likely to be found in the kitchens of families all around the world. Their most notable brands include Milka, Cadbury, Toblerone, Nabisco, Oreo, Chips Ahoy!, Ritz, Wheat Thins, Triscuits, and Fig Newtons. While these treats appear to be harmless and are often marketed towards children, Mondelēz International is hiding a very dirty secret from its customers: Mondelēz continues to source egg ingredients from cruel, unsafe battery cage egg farms. Battery-cage farms pack egg laying hens so tightly into tiny wire cages that they can’t even spread their wings or engage in any of their natural behaviors. Each hen is forced to live in a space roughly the size of an iPad and most will never see sunlight or breath fresh air for virtually their entire lives. Battery cages are so cruel and unsafe that their use is criminalized in the entire European Union and several states in the US. A wide range of companies have pledged to completely eliminate cages with a firm timeline including McDonald’s, Burger King, Starbucks, Taco Bell, Dunkin’ Donuts, Compass Group, Aramark, Sodexo, and many more. Many of Mondelēz's direct competitors such as Nestle, Kellogg's, General Mills, Unilever, Grupo Bimbo, and Flowers Foods have already produced timelines to source exclusively cage-free eggs in many parts of the world. Mondelēz has agreed to source 15% of their eggs from cage-free farms in the EU - it is time to let them know that this is not nearly good enough. Please join The Humane League and Albert Schweitzer Foundation in a global boycott of Mondelēz International’s brands and encourage their leadership to produce a global timeline to convert to sourcing exclusively cage-free eggs and investigate plant-based alternatives for egg products. Thank you.

The Humane League
110,123 supporters
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Petitioning Subway, Suzanne Greco, Justin Zandri, Millie Shinn, Cindy Eadie, Chris Carroll, Carman Wenkoff, Kathleen Bell

Stop Using Eggs From Cruel Cage Farms

Subway proudly boasts about its sourcing, claiming they “believe that safe food comes from healthy animals that are well cared for.” Despite this statement, Subway continues to source nearly 90% of its eggs from farms that intensively confine hens in cages for virtually their entire lives.Subway buys from farms that pack egg-laying hens so tightly into wire cages that they can’t even stretch out a single wing. Each hen is forced to live on a space roughly the size of an iPad and most will never see sunlight or breath fresh air for virtually their entire lives. These cages are so cruel that their use is criminalized in countries all over the world and in several US states.Virtually every other major restaurant chain—including Burger King, Taco Bell, Panera Bread, Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts, Jack In The Box, Chipotle, and others—has made commitments with timelines to go 100% cage-free. Even McDonald’s has made a commitment to completely phase out cages from its supply chain.Please, sign our petition and let Subway know that you do not want to be supporting this kind of extreme animal cruelty with your dining dollars. It's time for Subway to join its competitors and the 21st century by producing a timeline to exclusively source eggs from cage-free farms.

The Humane League
42,204 supporters
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Petitioning Arby's, Paul Brown, Rob Lynch, Scott Boatwright, Mary Ellen Barto, John Bowie, David Pipes, David Cox

Don’t Let Animals Suffer in Cages

When it comes to animal welfare, Arby’s is the worst of the worst. While virtually every other fast food chain is moving away from confining animals in small cages, Arby’s continues to source its eggs from cruel cage farms. Even companies like McDonald’s are phasing out this terrible practice. Why is Arby’s so far behind?Dining with Arby’s means supporting farms that cage animals so intensively that they can hardly move. These farms pack egg-laying hens so tightly together that they can't even spread a single wing. They don’t experience sunlight or breathe fresh air; instead, they are forced to live inside huge, dark barns, stacked cage-upon-cage, for nearly their entire lives.Ironically, Arby’s states that it is “following the highest standards in the food industry.” Arby’s has clearly missed recent news that shows all of its major competitors are moving away from these cages. Companies like McDonald’s, Burger King, Panera Bread, Taco Bell, and even many of the egg producers themselves have all painted a clear picture: cages have got to go.Please sign our petition urging Arby’s to end its support of farms that cage egg-laying hens.

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494 supporters
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Petitioning General Mills

Stop Making Food with Eggs from Caged Hens

General Mills is one of the largest food manufacturers in the world, with globally recognized brands that are likely in your family’s kitchen right now. Their products include Pillsbury, Betty Crocker, Cheerios, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Haagen Dazs, Progresso soup, and even brands such as Annie’s Homegrown, Nature Valley, and Larabar. General Mills gives the impression that their products are healthy and safe for you and your family, but they have a very dirty secret: they source eggs from cruel, battery cage egg farms. Battery cage farms pack egg-laying hens so tightly into tiny wire cages that they can’t even spread their wings or engage in any of their natural behaviors. Each hen is forced to live in a space roughly the size of an iPad and most will never see sunlight or breath fresh air for virtually their entire lives. Battery cages are so cruel and unsafe that their use is criminalized in the entire European Union and several states in the US.   A wide range of companies have pledged to eliminate cages with a firm timeline including Burger King, Starbucks, Taco Bell, Panera Bread, The Cheesecake Factory, TGI Fridays, Compass Group, Aramark, Sodexo, and many more. General Mills' direct competitors, Kellogg's and Unilever, have also produced timelines to source exclusively cage free eggs. Even McDonald’s and much of the US prison system are phasing out battery cage eggs. General Mills claims it is working towards sourcing 100% cage-free eggs for its U.S. operations. However, they have failed to produce a timeline to transition all of their eggs to cage-free and instead continue to serve our families food from the worst factory farms. Please sign our petition and ask the leadership at General Mills to produce a timeline to end their support of forcing hens to live in tiny wire cages. Thank you.

The Humane League
76,766 supporters
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Petitioning The Cheesecake Factory

Stop Buying Eggs From Factory Farms

The Cheesecake Factory is one of the top restaurant chains in the U.S. with nearly 200 locations. They also oversee two other chain brands and sell a wide range of desserts to stores nationwide. The Cheesecake Factory proudly boasts their commitment to sustainability and their recent transition to sourcing some eggs from non-battery cage farms. They are far behind everyone else with only a small number of their total eggs used being from cage-free operations.  Why is The Cheesecake Factory sourcing the majority of their eggs from cruel, unsafe, and unsustainable battery-cage farms? With each cage the size of a filing cabinet drawer, packed with multiple birds, battery cage farms are hell on earth for the innocent hens that lay eggs for The Cheesecake Factory. This outdated agricultural practice is so cruel that it is already illegal in several states in the US and the entire European Union. Thankfully, we've also seen lots of movement away from battery-cages in the private sector, too. In the last few years, some of the worlds largest food service providers and even fast food chains—companies like Compass Group, Aramark, Burger King, and more—have made commitments to phase out this horrible practice from their supply chain. Even following these announcements, The Cheesecake Factory remains committed to sourcing eggs from battery cage egg farms—cruel factory farms where hens are trapped in cages barely larger than their bodies. Although their website says they are committed to “ensuring that our actions follow the highest ethical and professional standards”, it would seem that their actions suggest the exact opposite. Please, sign our petition and let The Cheesecake Factory know that people like you do not want to be supporting this kind of extreme animal cruelty with their dining dollars. It's time for The Cheesecake Factory and all those that profit from them to do the right thing and join its competitors in the 21st century by pledging to go 100% cage free. 

The Humane League
56,639 supporters
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Petitioning Hadi Monavar

Stop Purchasing Eggs from Cruel Battery Cage Farms

With each cage the size of a filing cabinet drawer, packed with multiple birds, battery cage farms are hell on earth for the innocent hens that lay eggs for Centerplate. This outdated agricultural practice is so cruel that it is already illegal in several states in the US and the entire European Union. Centerplate is one of the largest hospitality companies in the world, providing food service for hundreds of sports arenas, universities, conference centers, prisons and more around the country. In just the last two months, The Humane League has worked with Centerplate’s top competitors to make commitments to boycott cruel battery cage egg farms. Even following these announcements made by Compass Group, Aramark, and Sodexo to phase out battery-cage liquid eggs, the appeals for better treatment of animals are repeatedly ignored.   Centerplate remains committed to sourcing eggs from battery cage egg farms—cruel factory farms where hens are trapped in cages barely larger than their bodies. Centerplate has released a statement addressing the battery cage issue in their purchasing choices, but it lacks any firm ground. Without a solid timeline, their statement is meaningless and they can continue to purchase eggs from cruel battery cage farms. Please, sign our petition and let Centerplate know that people like you do not want to be supporting this kind of extreme animal cruelty with their dining dollars. It's time for Centerplate to do the right thing and join its competitors in the 21st century by pledging to end its support of farms that still use outdated battery cage systems and putting a firm timeline in place to make this happen.

The Humane League
1,633 supporters