As a worker at Eggland's Best, I uncovered sickening animal cruelty—please help me end it!
Did your eggs come from tortured hens? If you buy Eggland’s Best, the answer is likely yes. How do I know? Because I worked undercover at several egg factory farms that supply Eggland’s Best and took video footage of the conditions.
The misery and suffering these animals endure is the stuff of nightmares. But don’t take my word for it. Watch the undercover footage and see for yourself.
This egg industry cruelty is sickening—and it must be stopped.
If you’ve signed petitions calling on companies to go cage-free before, thank you and congratulations—your signature paid off! Top food retailers and restaurants, including Walmart, Kroger, Albertsons, Safeway, McDonald’s, and Starbucks, and more than 100 other companies have pledged to go cage-free in just the past year.
They made cage-free pledges because people like you are outraged by the millions of egg-laying hens suffering in filthy wire cages so small the birds can’t even spread their wings. You took action and signed the petitions calling on these companies to make a change.
But one major company seems stuck in the past and refuses to take a stand against blatant animal abuse: Eggland’s Best.
My hidden-camera video shows just how cruelly hens in Eggland’s Best’s supply chain are treated:
- Thousands of hens are crammed inside cages so small the birds can’t freely walk, spread their wings, or even rest comfortably.
- Birds suffer from feather loss caused by rubbing against the bars of their tiny wire cages.
- Countless dead hens are left to rot in cages with live birds still laying eggs for human consumption.
- Workers violently yank birds out of their cages by their wings or necks and throw them on top of each other in garbage cans to be gassed to death.
It’s time for Eggland’s Best to stop cramming birds into torturous cages and commit to a 100 percent cage-free policy—just like so many other major companies have already done!
Please, take a moment to sign my petition so that all of my work and risk in gathering this important evidence is not in vain. The cruelty I witnessed can be stopped. That’s why I am asking you to help me urge Eggland’s Best to stop stuffing egg-laying hens into cages.
- Eggland's Best
- President and Chief Executive Officer
- Kurt Misialek
- Frank Bergin
- Kimberly Murphy
- Elena Parks
- Jennifer DiGioia
- Anthony Cortese
- Brian Dirks
Please commit to making 100 percent of the eggs and egg products you sell cage-free.
I just saw video footage of horrific animal abuse at one of your egg suppliers—Briarwood Farms. What I saw made me sick to my stomach: hens suffering from open wounds, bleeding prolapses, and extreme feather loss; dead birds rotting in cages with live birds still laying eggs for human consumption; and hundreds of thousands of hens crammed for nearly their entire lives in wire cages so small the animals could barely move.
The disgusting animal abuse documented at this egg factory farm is the stuff of nightmares.
Confining hens in cages is so cruel that California and Michigan have banned the practice. Massachusetts and Rhode Island are considering similar bans.
Additionally, leading food retailers, including Walmart, Kroger, Albertsons, Safeway, Costco, and Target, and more than 100 other food companies have pledged to switch to cage-free eggs. Restaurants such as McDonald’s, Burger King, and Subway have also demanded their egg suppliers stop cramming hens into cages.
Even many of your own competitors, including Rembrandt and Michael Foods, are going cage-free. When will Eggland’s Best stop torturing these poor birds and pledge to go 100 percent cage-free too?
The further Eggland’s Best falls behind on this issue, the more it looks like your company condones blatant animal abuse.
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