Taco Bell in the US has announced that it will switch to 100% cage-free eggs by the end of 2016.
This announcement will positively impact the lives of half a million hens every year and will be one of the quickest transitions to cage-free we have seen in the US to-date.
Compassion promotes organic, pasture-raised, free-range and barn systems for laying hens as part of its Good Egg Award. By taking steps to go cage-free companies are raising the baseline standard of what’s acceptable for animals.
Our US Food Business Manager Rachel Dreskin says, “We commend Taco Bell for going completely cage-free in a little over a year. This is the first significant announcement they have made regarding animal welfare in the US. Taco Bell caters to a diverse customer base, and this announcement demonstrates that treating animals with respect is a value that is shared across the entire population.”
Taco Bell has now proved if restaurants want to stay ahead in the market, treating animals with respect is not optional.