Dunkin' considers transition to cage-free eggs

by Eric Schroeder
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Dunkin' Donuts will start by making 10% of all eggs sourced for breakfast sandwiches in the U.S. cage free by the end of the year.

CANTON, MASS. — Dunkin’ Donuts has taken steps to make 10% of all eggs sourced for its breakfast sandwiches in the United States cage-free by the end of 2015. The move is part of a larger effort that may include transitioning to 100% cage-free eggs globally. Additionally, Dunkin’ Donuts said it will source only gestation crate-free pork in the United States by 2022.

The announcement was made in partnership with the Humane Society of the United States (H.S.U.S.). Dunkin’ Brands is working with its suppliers and the H.S.U.S. to update its animal welfare policy and meet its target goals.

“Dunkin’ Brands and our franchisee community care about the welfare of animals and their humane treatment,” said Christine Riley Miller, senior director of corporate social responsibility for Dunkin’ Brands. “We set a goal to source 5% cage-free eggs by 2013, an accomplishment we are proud to have achieved. Now, working with our suppliers and the Humane Society of the United States, we are setting new commitments to help the egg and pork industries eliminate cages to demonstrate our responsibility to animal welfare and sustainable, ethical sourcing.”

Josh Balk, senior food policy director of the H.S.U.S., added, “Dunkin’s commitment to improve the lives of farm animals is taking another positive step. This new policy is further testament that consumers and companies are aligned in shifting the egg and pork industries away from confining animals in cages.”
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READER COMMENTS (2)

By Steve Perry 4/7/2015 9:29:44 PM
Dunkin should not be making deals with a corrupted organization, I have a copy of a check with the president of HSUS name on it that he used to bribe a federal witness. HSUS used donation money to pay their $15 mil. fine.

By Randy Janssen 3/31/2015 10:42:09 AM
It is a shame that another American Corporation has been bullied by a bunch of animal rights fanatics. Groups like the HSUS and PETA are little more then vegan cults that want to stop the use of animals. To do this they exaggerate claims of animal abuse and lie about legitimate animal husbandry. They complain about gestation stalls, even though the American Veterinary Medical Association and a independent study concerning the effectiveness of the stalls says they are good for the animals. These groups are dangerous for this country. If they get their way, the cost of animal products will spiral. Just look at California, groud zero for these crazies.