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Farmers, Corporations, States Move Toward Cage-Free Future

By on August 26, 2015 in Farm Animals with 6 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Farmers, Corporations, States Move Toward Cage-Free Future

Last week, I announced that The HSUS, the Massachusetts SPCA, the Animal Rescue League of Boston, the ASPCA, Zoo New England, and a number of other prominent organizations have launched a ballot initiative in the Bay State to stop extreme confinement of laying hens, breeding . . . 

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Breaking News: Cheesecake Factory Makes Major Announcement on Gestation Crates, Cage-Free Eggs

By on July 28, 2015 in Farm Animals with 2 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Breaking News: Cheesecake Factory Makes Major Announcement on Gestation Crates, Cage-Free Eggs

The Cheesecake Factory—a restaurant chain with nearly 200 locations—announced it is embracing the Five Freedoms of Animal Welfare for its farm animal procurement program. The first steps include eliminating pork from operations that use gestation crates by 2020 (two years ahead of its earlier announced timeframe) . . . 

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General Mills Will Go 100 Percent Cage-Free

By on July 7, 2015 in Farm Animals with 35 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
General Mills Will Go 100 Percent Cage-Free

Within the last six months or so, we’ve worked with many of the biggest names in the food business to announce their commitment to stop selling eggs from caged hens. Aramark, Compass Group, Dunkin Brands, Hilton, Kellogg, Nestle, Sodexo, Starbucks, and Walmart have all made . . . 

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World’s Largest Food Service Provider Goes Cage-Free – Capping Series of Reforms From Biggest Names in Sector

By on March 16, 2015 in Farm Animals with 7 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
World’s Largest Food Service Provider Goes Cage-Free – Capping Series of Reforms From Biggest Names in Sector

Compass Group makes it a trifecta. Today, Compass Group, the world’s largest food service company, announced that it will switch all of its liquid eggs to cage-free for the entire U.S. market. The volume of product in play is extraordinary: 300 million liquid eggs. That will . . . 

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Breaking News: Aramark Goes All-In on Cage-Free, Marking More Progress for Hens

By on March 12, 2015 in Farm Animals with 10 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Breaking News: Aramark Goes All-In on Cage-Free, Marking More Progress for Hens

Aramark is the largest U.S.-based food service company, running dining operations at thousands of locations across the country, including healthcare institutions, universities and school districts, stadiums and arenas, and businesses. Today, I’m proud the company is announcing that it will switch all 20 million pounds . . . 

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California Not Just Dreamin’ of Cage-Free

By on December 10, 2014 in Farm Animals with 1 Comment By Wayne Pacelle
California Not Just Dreamin’ of Cage-Free

In just three weeks, two of the most consequential animal protection laws passed anywhere in the United States will take effect in California. Proposition 2, a citizen initiative, requires that all breeding pigs, veal calves, and egg-laying hens in the state have enough space to . . . 

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McDonald’s Takes Initial Positive Step by Starting to Use Cage-Free Eggs in the U.S.

By on May 20, 2011 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
McDonald’s Takes Initial Positive Step by Starting to Use Cage-Free Eggs in the U.S.

McDonald’s announced this week that it would begin buying 12 million cage-free eggs a year, meaning about 50,000 fewer hens will know the confines of a battery cage. In the last few years, California and Michigan have enacted important cage-free reforms; Washington and Oregon have pending ballot measures on the topic; and many major food purveyors have adopted policies to start switching to cage-free eggs.

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Cage-Free Campaign Takes Wing in Washington State

By on January 19, 2011 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Cage-Free Campaign Takes Wing in Washington State

Today, Washingtonians for Humane Farms filed a proposed initiative petition to halt battery cage confinement in egg production in Washington state. The measure, which would take effect in 2018, would also stipulate that eggs sold in the state must meet that same modest standard once it goes into effect.

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How we work to save animals (part 3): Going corporate for a change

By on August 11, 2022 in Farm Animals with 1 Comment
How we work to save animals (part 3): Going corporate for a change

Note: This blog is part of a series highlighting how we fight—and win—for animals. This post focuses on how we’re ending the worst forms of institutionalized animal suffering by working with corporations. Our previous post in this series covered our efforts with governments and legislative . . . 

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Breaking: Lawsuit forces U.S. to rethink bird flu response

Breaking: Lawsuit forces U.S. to rethink bird flu response

When a strain of bird flu sweeps through factory farms, where birds are tightly confined, the current “solution” involves immense cruelty. This is why it’s a genuine milestone in the fight against factory farming that the Humane Society of the United States, Farm Sanctuary and . . . 

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Arizona becomes the latest state to ban the sale and production of eggs from caged chickens

By on April 12, 2022 in Farm Animals with 7 Comments
Arizona becomes the latest state to ban the sale and production of eggs from caged chickens

In an important and encouraging advance for the protection of farm animals, Arizona has moved to ban cruel cages for egg-laying hens and ensure that all eggs produced and/or sold in the state are cage-free. The regulations promulgated by the Arizona Department of Agriculture guarantee . . . 

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Supreme Court takes up pork industry’s attempt to overturn California’s Proposition 12  

Supreme Court takes up pork industry’s attempt to overturn California’s Proposition 12  

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear the pork industry’s lawsuit that attempts to overturn California’s Proposition 12. Special interest groups have been trying to stop the implementation of the historic ballot measure, which passed in 2018 with 63% of California voters in support. . . . 

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