H-E-B Joins Wave of Grocers Ditching Cruel Cages

Today grocery chain H-E-B announced that 100 percent of eggs sold in its stores would be cage-free by 2025. The move, which will spare countless hens a lifetime of suffering in tiny wire cages, follows an aggressive MFA campaign and petitions on Change.org that gathered more than 25,000 consumer signatures. 

Other actions included leafleting at H-E-B locations in the U.S. and Mexico, running online advertisements to inform consumers about the animal abuse in H-E-B's supply chain, and coordinating parallel campaigns against H-E-B's subsidiaries.

H-E-B’s statement is the latest in a wave of cage-free egg commitments by scores of leading grocers, including WalmartKrogerAlbertsons, Safeway, and SUPERVALU. Additionally, more than 120 other retailers, restaurants, foodservice companies, and food manufacturers have pledged to go cage-free in the past year.

It’s high time ShopRite acknowledged that cramming animals into cages is cruel and has no place in a civilized society. Click here to comment under ShopRite's two most recent Facebook posts. Tell the company that you won't tolerate animal abuse and it's time to go 100 percent cage-free!

Of course, we can help hens the most by skipping eggs altogether. Visit ChooseVeg.com for animal-approved tips and recipes.