Choose cage-free

You've given egg-laying hens a dozen reasons to celebrate - thank you!

Thank you for all you have done to help egg-laying hens in the United States! Because of your powerful voice, we will see a day when millions of hens will live free from battery cages. 

Choosing cage-free

Choose cage-free was an initiative by World Animal Protection to educate consumers about the real living conditions of hens in cages. Our goal was to empower everyone to commit to cage-free eggs and to work with farmers and businesses to adopt cage-free practices. With more access to information about the benefits for people and hens alike, consumers began making the cage-free choice.

Change is possible

And it's because of YOU! Consumer voices - your voice - helped spur change in an entire industry. In the last few years, major corporations have made commitments that will improve the lives of millions of hens. Nestlé, McDonald’s, Starbucks, Taco Bell, Kellogg’s, Panera Bread, TGI Friday’s, and many other leading food brands have committed to source 100% cage-free eggs.

Millions of egg-laying hens in the North America will have space to stretch their wings; they will be able to exercise to keep their bones healthy and strong; they will be able to nest, forage, and dust bathe. Thank you for making a difference for so many suffering animals!

For the latest on our animals in farming work, take a look at our news updates.

While the transition is underway, there are still dozens of ways to describe and label different types of eggs. We invite you to refer to our guide to decipher egg carton labels at your grocery store.

Want your favorite local restaurants to serve and use cage-free eggs in their menus? Invite them to join the flock! Download the Restaurant Suggestion Card to give to the manager the next time you visit them.

More to do

Right now, billions of chickens being raised for their meat across the world are experiencing unimaginable suffering in horrific conditions. Many live in overcrowded sheds or cages with no natural light or fresh air. They are bred to grow at an unnaturally fast rate, resulting in painful lameness, overworked hearts and lungs, and skin sores and burns. They have no chance to behave as they would naturally, and they have no choice but to sit or stand in their own waste before being slaughtered at as young as just five weeks old. 

But you can help.

Consumers like you are raising their voices for the humane treatment of the animals that produce the food we eat, and food businesses that care about transparency and building a trust with their customers are listening. Join our Change for chickens movement to help improve the lives of millions of chickens around the world. Help end their secret suffering.


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