After months of discussion with the HSUS (The Humane Society of the United States) and weeks of hearing from concerned individuals like yourself, Ben & Jerry’s has declared that it will adopt an exclusively cage-free egg policy for the eggs it uses in its ice cream.
This decision will improve the welfare of tens of thousands of animals annually. As you know, Ben & Jerry’s is putting the chicken before the egg and making a dramatic improvement in its animal welfare policies. By committing to exclusively purchase eggs from producers who do not confine hens in battery cagesone of the most inhumane practices in modern agribusinessBen & Jerry’s has taken a meaningful step in the right direction.
The Vermont-based frozen dessert company will phase in the exclusive use of cage-free eggs over a four-year period. Ben & Jerry’s has also pledged that all of its cage-free eggs will only come from sources that meet the animal care standards of Humane Farm Animal Care, an independent farm animal welfare certifying organization.
Please thank Ben & Jerry’s for improving the plight of the laying hens whose eggs its uses.
Thank you for all you did to help win this victory, and for all you’re doing to help reduce the suffering of farm animals.