Noodles and Company, the national restaurant chain headquartered in Broomfield, Colorado, is the latest restaurant chain to drop battery cages from their purchasing. Erin Murphy, Senior Manager of Communications at Noodles and Company, confirmed that 100% of in house cooking is now done with cage-free eggs.
Shifts away from intensive confinement announced by Oscar Mayer, McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s, Costco, Safeway, Kroger, and many others point to a public demand to end intensive confinement systems like battery cages for hens and gestation crates for pigs, which leave farm animals unable to even comfortably spread their limbs or turn around.
The alternative to cage-free, eggs from farms that confine hens in battery cage systems, are becoming increasingly controversial. “These egg farms force hens to spend their entire lives in a space smaller than a sheet of paper,” says David Coman-Hidy, Executive Director of The Humane League. “We applaud Noodles and Company for taking a stand against this unbelievably cruel farming practice. Their numerous vegetarian and vegan options underscore their commitment to working towards a better future for animals on farms.”
About The Humane League:
The Humane League is a 501(c) 3 animal advocacy organization that works to protect animals through education, campaigns, and rescue. The Humane League strives to do the most good for the greatest number of animals by focusing on farmed animals that make up more than 98% of the animals abused and killed in the U.S. www.thehumenaleague.com
Source: The Humane League