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Petitioning Kroger and 9 others

Tell Kroger to Stop Caging Hens


The vast majority of the eggs Kroger sells come from farms where hens are confined in tiny, filthy cages. Although Kroger states that it has a “long-standing commitment to responsible business practices,” it has failed to produce a commitment to completely eliminate cages in its supply chain.

The practice of caging egg-laying hens is so cruel that it is criminalized in countries all over the world and in several U.S. states. Under this system, hens are forced to suffer in cages for the entirety of their short lives. They can hardly move; they can’t even spread a wing, and they are often forced to stand on their dead cagemates.

Most companies are moving away from this practice, including the top restaurant chains, food manufacturers, and hospitality companies. Kroger’s competitors, such as Costco, Whole Foods, BJ's Wholesale Club, Trader Joe's, and even Target, have committed to completely move away from cruel cages. Even the top egg producers have stated they are moving away from cages and that cage-free is the future.

Please sign our petition to let Kroger know that you will not shop with Kroger until it produces a timeline to completely eliminate the use of cages in its egg supply chain.


This petition was delivered to:
  • Kroger
  • Kroger CEO
    Rodney McMullen
  • Kevin Dougherty
  • Exec VP of Merchandising
    Michael Donnelly
  • Senior VP
    Sukanya Madlinger
  • Group VP for Corporate Affairs
    Lynn Marmer
  • Exec VP, Retail Operations
    Frederick Morganthall
  • Senior VP
    Marnette Perry
  • CFO
    Michael Schlotman
  • Group VP, Manufacturing
    Erin Sharp

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