Stop Supporting Animal Cruelty
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My name is Natalie and I am a student at Tulane University. As an animal lover and advocate, I’ve worked with the dining team here on multiple occasions to have more sustainable and healthier options available to students. We’ve developed a relationship that I would hope of all students to strive for – It’s important to know where our food is coming from! Unfortunately the kindness of a few employees doesn’t always reflect the standards of the corporation. It was recently brought to my attention that Sodexo, the food service company Tulane University contracts with, is involved in a very dirty practice: Sodexo uses liquid eggs from cruel, filthy, and unsustainable battery-cage farms.
Battery cage farms pack egg-laying hens so tightly into tiny wire cages that they can’t even spread out their wings or engage in any of their natural behaviors.
This archaic practice is so cruel that it is illegal in the entire European Union and several states in the US. Other major companies like Unilever, Delaware North Companies, Burger King, and more have made commitments to phase out the purchasing of all eggs from farms that use this terrible practice. Sodexo even refuses to work with the The Humane League, an animal protection organization that I volunteer for, to assure they will phase out eggs from cruel battery-cages.
Why then is Tulane University contracting with a hospitality company like Sodexo? By contracting with Sodexo, Tulane University is directly supporting this cruel practice. When I learned that this cruelty was being supported at my school, I knew that I had to do something about this problem. Please, sign my petition and ask Tulane University to urge Sodexo to end this extreme animal cruelty and completely phase out the use of battery-cage eggs.
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