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Disney announces plans for cage-free eggs in Asia

News Section Icon Published 22/02/2024

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The Walt Disney Company has announced its commitment to sourcing cage-free shell and liquid eggs exclusively at all its parks and resorts in Hong Kong and Shanghai by 2030.

This move is in line with Disney's broader sustainability goals, emphasizing environmental stewardship and ethical business practices. By transitioning to cage-free eggs, Disney aims to reduce its environmental impact and promote the humane treatment of animals.

Collaborating for change

Compassion in World Farming has been working with Disney for over four years and welcomes this latest commitment as a necessary first step to eliminate the suffering of millions of birds.

We will collaborate with Disney to ensure that their commitment excludes the use of combination systems, deemed unsuitable alternative cage-free systems for laying hens. Compassion will also assist as Disney extends its commitment beyond the current region, aligning with our goal to End the Cage Age.

Disney is already 100% cage-free on liquid and shell eggs used in the United States at the Walt Disney World Resorts, Disneyland Resorts and the Disney Cruise Lines, as well as in France at Disneyland Paris (excluding Operating Participants and Licensee locations).

Setting a good example

As a globally recognized brand, Disney's pledge to use cage-free systems sets a positive example for other companies operating in the region, encouraging them to prioritise laying hen welfare by ensuring they are not confined in cages where they are unable to perform their natural behaviours.

Disney’s commitment aligns with the growing consumer demand for cage-free eggs globally and emphasizes the importance of ethical sourcing and responsible business practices in the Asia-Pacific region.

Caroline Philpott-Saunders, Head of Food Business Asia at Compassion said: "We commend Disney's commitment to cage-free eggs in Hong Kong and Shanghai, aligning with the increasing demand for ethical products in the region. As global companies extend their cage-free commitments worldwide, we look forward to continuing our work with Disney to accelerate their transition and explore the potential of a global pledge to ensure good welfare for hens around the world."


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