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 suffering 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

Petitioning Din Tai Fung

Din Tai Fung: Stop Animal Cruelty

Din Tai Fung likes to say that it cares about quality. But when it comes to animal welfare, this iconic Taiwanese restaurant chain is failing its customers and failing its reputation. An untold number of egg-laying hens suffer in cruel cages throughout Din Tai Fung’s global supply chain. These cages are so small and packed with birds that the hens can’t do anything that is natural or important to them. Often, their body parts are caught in the caging, which results in fractured or broken bones, deformities, and severe feather loss. Some hens, exhausted or unable to move, are trampled to death by their cage mates. Hundreds of companies around the world are ditching cages. Global commitments to go cage-free are being made by some of the largest companies in the world, including Nestle, Unilever, Marriott International, Hilton Worldwide, Sodexo, Compass Group, Lidl, and Aldi. Even low-end fast food companies and US prisons are moving away from this horrible practice.  Din Tai Fung has recognized that cages are inhumane and outdated. Its restaurant in the United Kingdom already exclusively sources cage-free eggs. Unfortunately, Din Tai Fung refuses to apply these same basic standards in other countries.  Din Tai Fung claims: “we are honest, fair, and accountable for our actions” and that “quality is the lifeblood of business”. It’s time that Din Tai Fung acknowledge that animals and its guests deserve higher food standards. It’s time that Din Tai Fung demonstrates it cares about its values by making a global cage-free commitment. Please sign this petition to tell Din Tai Fung that you won’t be visiting any of their restaurants until it stops supporting this egregious animal abuse.

The Humane League
17,932 supporters
Petitioning Omni Hotels & Resorts

Tell Omni Hotels & Resorts—it’s time be transparent

12 years ago, Omni Hotels & Resorts committed to eliminating the use of caged eggs from its supply chains by sourcing only cage-free eggs. This was in response to demand from consumers across the globe for transparency about where their food comes from—especially with regard to animal welfare. More than 400 companies have listened to—and acted on—widespread consumer concern over the cruel and archaic battery cages in which hens are forced to live their entire lives. By committing to source only cage-free eggs, companies are helping to eliminate some of the worst forms of abuse used in standard factory farming practices. Sadly though, Omni Hotels has refused to publicly report on its progress, so customers have no way of knowing if the company has followed through on its commitment. All the while, they continue to profit off of a promise that may not be fulfilled. Most eggs come from hens who are crammed together into small, filthy, and barren wire cages. Each hen is forced to live in a space about the size of an iPad, in which she doesn’t even have room to spread her wings. These social, intelligent animals are forced to live their entire lives in misery. That is why it is so important for Omni Hotels & Resorts to fulfill its cage-free promise.  Omni Hotels & Resorts claims to be committed to raising expectations, but has failed to meet expectations with regard to supply chain transparency. Companies like Hilton, Marriott, and Hyatt have openly reported their progress on their own cage-free commitments. Why won’t Omni Hotels & Resorts? Please join The Humane League in asking Omni Hotels & Resorts to stop evading its cage-free commitment and publicly report its progress by signing and sharing this petition. Thank you for your support. A more compassionate world is possible with your help.

The Humane League
1,577 supporters
Petitioning Another Broken Egg Cafe

Tell Another Broken Egg Cafe—Consumers demand transparency!

Consumers across the globe are demanding more transparency about where their food comes from—especially with regard to animal welfare. In response, corporations are committing to doing better. More than 400 companies have listened to—and acted on—widespread consumer concern over the cruel and outdated battery cages hens are forced to live their entire lives in. By adopting these higher welfare standards, businesses are helping to eliminate some of the worst forms of abuse commonly used in standard factory farming practices. Nearly a decade ago, Another Broken Egg Cafe committed to eliminating the use of caged eggs from its supply chains by sourcing only cage-free eggs for all of its United States locations in 2010. Sadly though, Another Broken Egg Cafe has refused to report on its progress like promised. The majority of eggs come from hens who are crammed together into filthy, wire cages—with each chicken only getting space the size of an iPad. These social, intelligent animals are forced to live their entire lives without enough room to even spread their wings or exhibit their natural behaviors. Another Broken Egg’s own philosophy is "Nothing short of right is right." Well, there is nothing right about animal cruelty. And if more than 400 other companies can take action to end this abuse and report their progress, why won’t Another Broken Egg Cafe? Please join The Humane League in asking Another Broken Egg Cafe to stop evading its cage-free commitment and publicly report its progress by signing and sharing this petition. Thank you for your support. A more compassionate world is possible with your help.

The Humane League
1,746 supporters
Petitioning Fogo De Chao

Is Fogo de Chao keeping a dirty, rotten secret?

Fogo de Chao made a promise to its customers. They committed to sourcing 100% cage-free eggs by 2019, leading consumers to believe they care about animal welfare. Yet it’s now 2019 and Fogo de Chao is staying suspiciously silent. By not reporting on the status of its commitment, Fogo de Chao is deceiving its customers. Egg-laying hens suffer some of the worst abuses in the factory farming industry. Crammed together in tiny cages, hens can’t spread their wings, or even move. Their bodies get caught in the cages and some are trampled to death. Without the ability to perform natural behaviors like dust-bathing and nesting, the hens experience unimaginable frustration and boredom, resulting in severe psychological distress. Due to consumer demand, companies all over the world are ditching these cruel cages. Global commitments to go cage-free are being made by some of the largest restaurants in the world, including Olive Garden, Capital Grill, TGI Fridays and Starbucks. Even low-end fast food companies and US prisons are moving away from this horrible practice. Fogo De Chao, a supposedly fine-dining establishment, committed to going cage-free but has since left the public in the dark on the issue. It ignores consumers’ requests for information and has not provided any updates about its progress towards being 100% cage-free in its egg supply chain. It’s time Fogo De Chao comes clean about its promise. Please sign this petition to tell Fogo De Chao that you won’t be eating at their restaurants until they tell the truth about their eggs.

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2,068 supporters
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Petitioning Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

Wyndham: Stop Animal Cruelty

If Wyndham ran its hotels, resorts, and vacation rentals the way its egg suppliers run their factory farms, they would be filthy, small, overcrowded, and unsafe. Wyndham Hotels & Resorts and Wyndham Destinations have a dark secret. Millions of egg-laying hens throughout Wyndham’s global supply chain suffer in cruel cages. These cages are so small and packed with birds that the hens can’t do anything that is natural or important to them. Often, their body parts are caught in the caging, which results in fractured or broken bones, deformities, and severe feather loss. Some hens, exhausted or unable to move, are trampled to death by their cage mates. Hundreds of companies around the world are ditching cages. Global commitments to go cage-free are being made by some of the largest companies in the world, including Marriott International, Accor Hotels, InterContinental Hotels, Hilton Hotels, Best Western, Unilever, Nestle, Lidl,  Aldi, Aramark, Sodexo, Mondelez, and Compass Group. Even low-end fast food companies and US prisons are moving away from this horrible practice.  Wyndham has recognized that cages are inhumane and outdated. In 2017, Wyndham Worldwide promised guests that it would go 100% cage-free globally, and Wyndham received public praise for the pledged move to higher welfare standards. In 2018, Wyndham Worldwide spun off into two companies -- both still holding the Wyndham name -- and deleted its cage-free commitment. Hens are still needlessly suffering for Wyndham. Customers are tired of false promises and hollow commitments.  Wyndham Destinations says: “we believe in hospitality with heart.” Wyndham Hotels and Resorts proudly states: “we hold ourselves to the highest standards. We’re responsible, truthful and transparent. We do the right thing...we honor our commitments.” It’s time for both these companies to take their words seriously; to do the right thing, act transparently, and show compassion to millions of animals that are suffering. It’s time to follow-through on their commitment and work to meet basic animal welfare standards. It’s time for all of Wyndham’s brands to make good on the promise to finally go 100% cage-free globally.  Please sign this petition to tell Wyndham that you won’t be staying at any of their hotels until it stops supporting this egregious animal abuse.

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10,945 supporters
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Petitioning Conagra

Conagra — It’s time to do better for chickens

Consumers across the globe are demanding more transparency about where their food comes from — especially with regard to animal welfare. In response, companies are committing to doing better. From General Mills to Kraft-Heinz, corporations are adopting higher welfare standards that eliminate some of the worst forms of abuse commonly used in standard factory farming practices.However, there is one major company that lags behind its competitors by refusing to adopt a comprehensive animal welfare policy: Conagra. Conagra is one of America's top manufacturers, with many commonly used household brands, such as Healthy Choice, Slim Jim, Marie Callender's, and Duncan Hines. You might think the company behind Birds Eye vegetables —and even Gardein— would take animal welfare seriously, but they're refusing to keep up with industry standards.Chickens raised for meat in Conagra’s supply chain are crammed into filthy, windowless barns — often only with space the size of a piece of paper in which to move. These social, intelligent animals are even forced to live in their own excrement, with ammonia levels so concentrated that many suffer from chemical burns. Sadly, the torture doesn’t end there. When these birds — who, like humans, experience pain and emotions — are brought to slaughter, they are violently shackled upside down. Their throats are then slit, often while they’re still conscious. The level of terror and suffering is unfathomable. If all of these other companies can take action to end this extreme cruelty, why can’t Conagra? Please join The Humane League in asking Conagra to stop using chickens who are forced to live in agony for their entire lives by signing and sharing this petition. Thank you for your support. A more compassionate world is possible with your help.

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56,329 supporters
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Petitioning Best Western

Best Western: Stop Supporting Animal Abuse

Best Western prides itself on providing value to its customers. But at what cost? Why are Best Western’s guests served food that doesn’t even meet the standards of many low-end fast food companies and US prisons? Millions of egg-laying hens throughout Best Western’s global supply chain suffer in cruel, filthy cages.  Caged systems are unhygienic and overcrowded. They are so small and packed with so many birds that the hens can’t do anything that is natural or important to them. Often, their body parts are caught in the caging, which results in fractured or broken bones, deformities, and severe feather loss. Some hens, exhausted or unable to move, are trampled to death by their cage mates. Over 1,500 companies around the world are ditching cages. Global commitments to go cage-free are being made by some of the largest companies in the world, including Marriott International, Accor Hotels, InterContinental Hotels, Unilever, Nestle, Lidl,  Aldi, Aramark, Sodexo, Mondelez, and Compass Group.  Best Western has a tagline: “Best Western for a Better World”. They claim that “Best Western takes care of countless guests every day. It's that same spirit of caring that drives [them] to support numerous charitable efforts around the world.” Best Western has fallen behind on animal welfare and millions of hens suffer as a result.  They have the power to make our world a better, more humane place for animals. It’s time for Best Western to extend its spirit of caring to the animals in its supply chain and commit to going 100% cage-free globally. Please sign this petition to tell Best Western that you won’t be staying at any of their hotels until it stops supporting this egregious animal abuse.

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Petitioning Hilton

Hilton: End Animal Cruelty

If Hilton ran its hotels the way its egg suppliers run their factory farms, they would be filthy, small, overcrowded, and unsafe. Hilton brands itself as an upscale and luxurious hotel company, but it has a dark secret. Millions of egg-laying hens throughout Hilton’s global supply chain suffer in cruel cages. These cages are so small and packed with birds that the hens can’t do anything that is natural or important to them. Often, their body parts are caught in the caging, which results in fractured or broken bones, deformities, and severe feather loss. Some hens, exhausted or unable to move, are trampled to death by their cage mates. Over 1,500 companies around the world are ditching cages. Global commitments to go cage-free are being made by some of the largest companies in the world, including Marriott International, Accor Hotels, InterContinental Hotels, Unilever, Nestle, Lidl,  Aldi, Aramark, Sodexo, Mondelez, and Compass Group. Even low-end fast food companies and US prisons are moving away from this horrible practice. Hilton has recognized that cages are inhumane and outdated. It made cage-free commitments in 19 of the 106 countries in which it operates. Hilton promised customers that it would go cage-free by 2017, and received public praise for the pledged move to higher welfare standards. Unfortunately, Hilton failed to go cage-free in some of the countries that it promised and millions of hens continue to suffer for Hilton worldwide.  Customers are tired of false promises and hollow commitments. Hilton says: “one thing has always remained true – we are a group of people who are deeply committed to making our world a better place through our hospitality.”  Hilton has the power to make our world a better, more humane place for animals. It’s time for Hilton to finally go 100% cage-free globally. Please sign this petition to tell Hilton that you won’t be staying at any of their hotels until it stops supporting this egregious animal abuse.

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Petitioning Marriott International

Marriott: End Chicken Cruelty

If Marriott ran its hotels the way its egg suppliers run their factory farms, they would be filthy, small, overcrowded, and unsafe. Marriott brands itself as an upscale and luxurious hotel company, but it has a dark secret. Millions of egg-laying hens throughout Marriott’s global supply chain suffer in cruel cages. These cages are so small and packed with birds that the hens can’t do anything that is natural or important to them. Often, their body parts are caught in the caging, which results in fractured or broken bones, deformities, and severe feather loss. Some hens, exhausted or unable to move, are trampled to death by their cage mates. Hundreds of companies around the world are ditching cages. Global commitments to go cage-free are being made by some of the largest companies in the world, including Wyndham Worldwide, Accor Hotels, InterContinental Hotels, Hilton Hotels, Unilever, Nestle, Lidl,  Aldi, Aramark, Sodexo, Mondelez, and Compass Group. Even low-end fast food companies and US prisons are moving away from this horrible practice. Marriott has recognized that cages are inhumane and outdated. In 2013, it promised customers that it would go cage-free by 2015, and Marriott received public praise for the pledged move to higher welfare standards. Three years after that deadline, hens are still suffering for Marriott. Customers are tired of false promises and hollow commitments. Even Marriott’s own brand, Starwood, has made a global commitment to completely phase out cages by 2020. Marriott says: “How we do business is as important as the business we do.” Marriott needs to start prioritizing how it does business. It needs to follow-through on its commitments and work to meet basic animal welfare standards. It’s time for Marriott to make good on its promise to finally go 100% cage-free globally. Please sign this petition to tell Marriott that you won’t be staying at any of their hotels until it stops supporting this egregious animal abuse.

The Humane League
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