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Kroger goes cage-free

News Icon 3/3/2016

Kroger, the biggest grocer in the US, has committed to a 100% cage-free egg policy.

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Last year, 15% of Kroger’s eggs were cage-free. Today, Kroger recognizes its customers expect better for animals. They have announced plans to transition to a 100% cage-free egg supply by 2025, a timeline on par with other food retailers and restaurants.

Compassion in World Farming, along with several other animal protection organizations, has been in discussion with Kroger for over a year to improve animal welfare in their supply chains. Kroger’s cage-free announcement is an encouraging first step towards a better world for farmed animals. 

When the largest grocer in the country commits to a 100% cage-free egg policy, the path to a cage-free future has never been clearer. With your continued support, the barren battery cage will soon be a relic of the past, and millions of laying hens will be able to stretch their wings, perch, and explore.

Kroger made their announcement just hours after a cage-free pledge from Delhaize America, owner of supermarkets Hannaford and Food Lion. In the past few weeks, supermarket giants like Trader Joe’s, Safeway, and Stop & Shop also made commitments to phase out eggs from caged hens in their stores.

Thank you to the thousands of supporters advocating for chickens. Your voice as a consumer has raised the baseline standard for what’s acceptable for farmed animals: a life without cages.

More work is still urgently needed in order for the few remaining food retailers to ban the sale of eggs from caged hens. You are a voice for animals! Your tax-deductible donation directly funds our Food Business Team’s work to improve the lives of even more farmed animals.

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