Victory

Stop Supporting Cruel Battery Cages

This petition made change with 1,439 supporters!


My name is Maggie Agardi and I am a Boston University Alumni. I've always thought of Boston University as forward-thinking when it comes to animals and the environment. That is why I was so shocked to learn that the Agganis Arena at Boston University contracts with Delaware North Companies, a food service company involved in a very dirty practice.

Delaware North Companies (DNC) uses and serves customers liquid eggs from cruel, filthy, and unsustainable battery-cage farms.  Battery cage farms pack egg-laying hens so tightly into tiny wire cages that they can’t even spread out their wings or engage in any of their natural behaviors. This archaic practice is so cruel that it is illegal in the entire European Union and several states in the US.

Other major companies like Unilever, Burger King, Bon Appetit and more have made commitments to phase out purchasing not only shell but also liquid eggs from farms that use this horrible practice. After working with The Humane League, DNC announced they are switching their shell eggs to cage-free, but DNC has failed to make any commitment to phase out purchasing liquid eggs from battery cages which makes up most of the eggs they use.

Why then is the Agganis Arena contracting with a hospitality company like DNC?  By contracting with DNC, Agganis Arena is directly supporting this cruel practice.  When I learned that this cruelty was being supported in my hometown, I knew that I had to do something about this problem. Please, sign my petition and let Agganis Arena know that consumers do not want to be supporting this kind of extreme animal cruelty with their dining dollars. It's time for the Agganis Arena to do the right thing and end their support of farms that still use outdated battery cage systems. 



Today: Maggie is counting on you

Maggie Agardi needs your help with “Agganis Arena at Boston University: Stop Supporting Cruel Battery Cages”. Join Maggie and 1,438 supporters today.