Marriott: End Chicken Cruelty
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If Marriott ran its hotels the way its egg suppliers run their factory farms, they would be filthy, small, overcrowded, and unsafe. Marriott brands itself as an upscale and luxurious hotel company, but it has a dark secret. Millions of egg-laying hens throughout Marriott’s global supply chain suffer in cruel cages.
These cages are so small and packed with birds that the hens can’t do anything that is natural or important to them. Often, their body parts are caught in the caging, which results in fractured or broken bones, deformities, and severe feather loss. Some hens, exhausted or unable to move, are trampled to death by their cage mates.
Hundreds of companies around the world are ditching cages. Global commitments to go cage-free are being made by some of the largest companies in the world, including Wyndham Worldwide, Accor Hotels, InterContinental Hotels, Hilton Hotels, Unilever, Nestle, Lidl, Aldi, Aramark, Sodexo, Mondelez, and Compass Group. Even low-end fast food companies and US prisons are moving away from this horrible practice.
Marriott has recognized that cages are inhumane and outdated. In 2013, it promised customers that it would go cage-free by 2015, and Marriott received public praise for the pledged move to higher welfare standards. Three years after that deadline, hens are still suffering for Marriott. Customers are tired of false promises and hollow commitments. Even Marriott’s own brand, Starwood, has made a global commitment to completely phase out cages by 2020.
Marriott says: “How we do business is as important as the business we do.” Marriott needs to start prioritizing how it does business. It needs to follow-through on its commitments and work to meet basic animal welfare standards. It’s time for Marriott to make good on its promise to finally go 100% cage-free globally.
Please sign this petition to tell Marriott that you won’t be staying at any of their hotels until it stops supporting this egregious animal abuse.
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