Burger King goes cage-free
April 25th, 2012
02:45 PM ET
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Breakfast at Burger King is about to get more humane.

The nation's No. 2 fast food chain announced an agreement Wednesday with the Humane Society of the United States to switch to eggs from hens not kept in cages, and to only use pork products from pigs also not kept and bred in small cages.

While rivals McDonald's, Wendy's and other food-service companies already have policies or agreements with the Humane Society on the humane treatment of pigs, Wednesday's announcement was the first by a major chain that it would switch to cage-free eggs.

"What this does is send a clear message to these industries that their customers and the public don't want animals confined for their entire lives in cages. They will have to make changes," said Matt Prescott, food policy director for the Humane Society.

Read - Burger King to use eggs from cage-free hens

Previously - Egg-splained: Free-range, cage-free and organic

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Filed under: Animal Rights • Burger King • Chain • Fast Food • Food Politics • Restaurants

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  1. kcsunshine53

    Well that's a step in the right direction. Hate inhumane husbandry practices. So far from what is was meant to be.

    April 26, 2012 at 7:33 am |
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