Dear Ron, please help hens get out of cages
Join us in asking Ron Shaich, Panera CEO, to commit to 100% cage-free eggs
Last year we told you that Panera Bread had announced 18% of their egg supply was cage-free. But since then, they have not shared further progress or a timeline towards 100%.
Can you join us in our call to Panera to commit to phasing out caged eggs completely?
Cage-free is the good step in the right direction for the egg industry; removing hens from crowded, barren cages where they can’t stretch their limbs or even move around. Change is happening and all signs point to a cage-free future of egg production. Let’s keep the momentum going together and ask Panera to make the same commitment and get more hens out of cages. Please submit your name to our Dear Ron letter and ask Panera to commit to 100% cage-free eggs.
Join us in asking Ron Shaich to commit to phasing out caged eggs so hens can have a good life worth living.
Our relationship isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. You said, “Consumers are demanding more of the companies that feed them. And they should.”
And I do! I want more from you. I want you to be the leader I thought you were when you told me I was eating “Panera goodness” and “food as it should be.” But that’s not the case. When 82 percent of your egg supply comes from caged hens, my heart breaks. You haven’t listened to what I want.
Hundreds of thousands of hens are still living lives of pain and suffering -- confined to a cage with five to seven other birds, standing on a space smaller than an iPad -- just to supply Panera with eggs for your menu. McDonald's, Burger King, Starbucks and General Mills have all made commitments to me to go cage-free, I wish you would too!
I don’t want us to be over, I want to give you another chance. Please commit to 100% cage-free eggs on your menu.