Stop Making Food with Eggs from Caged Hens
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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.
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