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The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) recently asked restaurant chain Bob Evans to phase in cage-free eggs. The company has yet to adopt humane, healthy eggs. 

In the United States, millions of hens are currently kept in battery cages -- cages so small the hens do not have room to spread their wings. They are kept in filthy conditions and do not receive veterinary care. Cage-free hens, on the other hand, are able to walk around, and they have two to three times the amount of space as those kept in cages.

Cage-free facilities not only improve the lives of hens, but also reduce public health risks; in fact, cage-free facilities have significantly lower rates of salmonella than cage facilities do.

Yet, Bob Evans refuses to adopt cage-free eggs. Competitors such as Denny's, Burger King, Hardee's and Carl's Jr. are already using cage-free eggs. In fact, according to Josh Balk, Director of Corporate Policy for the HSUS' farm animal protection campaign, Bob Evans "remains virtually the only major restaurant chain to continue to use only eggs from chickens given less space than a single piece of 8-by-10 paper in which to live their entire lives."

Sign this petition demanding that Bob Evans show its commitment to animals and the health of its consumers by adopting a 100 percent cage-free egg policy immediately.

Letter to
Director of Corporate Communications, Bob Evans Restaurants Margaret Standing
President & Chief Concept Officer, Bob Evans Restaurants Randall L. Hicks
President of Bob Evans Foods  Mike Townsley
and 1 other
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Bob Evans Restaurants Steven A. Davis
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Bob Evans.

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Go Cage-Free

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) recently asked your restaurant chain to let its shareholders vote on a proposal that would have the company phase in cage-free eggs. Your company petitioned the SEC for permission to block the proposal, but the SEC denied that request, stating four times in its ruling that the Commission was "unable to concur" with Bob Evans.

I agree with the Humane Society's Josh Balk that, "Shareholders have a right to know that all the eggs sold at Bob Evans come from hens who live miserable lives crammed inside cages."

In the United States, millions of hens are currently kept in battery cages, cages so small they do not have room to spread their wings. They are kept in filthy conditions, and do not receive veterinary care. Cage-free hens are able to walk around, and they have two to three times the amount of space as those kept in cages.

Cage-free facilities not only improve the lives of hens, but also reduce public health risks; in fact, cage-free facilities have significantly lower rates of salmonella than cage facilities do.

Competitors such as Denny's, Burger King, Hardee's and Carl's Jr. are already using cage-free eggs. In fact, Bob Evans is one of the only restaurant chains that continues to use only caged eggs.

Please show that Bob Evans is fully committed to improving the lives of millions of animals and is concerned with protecting the health of its consumers. Adopt a 100 percent cage-free egg policy at Bob Evans immediately.

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Sincerely,