Gap Inc. has joined fellow California companies like Google and Yahoo and is now serving cage-free eggs in their cafeteria.
The decision came after the company learned about factory farming and how most eggs in the U.S. come from atrocious battery cages.
Paul Shapiro, Senior director of the HSUS’ factory farming campaign said:
“The Humane Society of the United States applauds Gap for joining the national movement away from cruel battery cages. It’s hard to imagine a more miserable existence for a bird than being crammed in a cage so small, she can’t even spread her wings.”
While this is certainly better than getting eggs from battery-caged hens, even cage-free birds are not protected under the Humane Slaughter Act, thus providing them zero legal rights.
To learn more about other companies going cage-free, visit HSUS.org.