Dunkin’ Donuts is the world’s largest coffee and baked goods chain serving more than 3 million customers daily. There are an estimated 6,400 stores in the U.S. alone, offering more than 52 varieties of donuts–and every single donut served contains both egg and dairy products from animals forced to endure miserable conditions on today’s massive and mechanized factory farms. Regardless of your personal food choices, I think we can all agree that big companies like Dunkin Donuts need to be held accountable for supporting animal abuse. See the end of the article for ways you can help.
The Demand: No more eggs.
The kick-ass animal activists from Compassion Over Killing have just announced the new campaign. They’re pushing for Dunkin Donuts to stop using eggs and add some vegan options to their menus. C.O.K. has successfully convinced Boca Buger to phase out all eggs and pushed Morningstar Farms to dramatically reduce their use of eggs.
Hens confined in eggs factory-farms are likely the most abused animal on the face of the planet. They are crammed into tiny, wire battery-cages. The birds have no room to turn-around or spread their wings. At birth their beaks are seared off with a hot blade. They live a miserable life of intense confinement and stress. When the hens no longer produce eggs at a rate fast enough for the factory farm owners, they are either shipped off to a brutal slaughterhouse or just ground up to be made into cheap fertilizer. If you are going to make one change in your life to help animals, I urge you remove eggs from your diet and move towards a vegan diet.
Dunkin Donuts Responds
After recieving a huge number of emails and letters from activists, Dunkin Donut’s customer service department has responded. They say the company is considering animal-friendly alternatives, but it has not taken any real steps. So keep emailing and sending letters. They are just trying to placate concerned consumers with their customer service hogwash. So don’t be disuaded if you get an email saying they are considering changing. Keep on them!
What can you do?
Compassion Over Killing is asking you to contact Dunkin’ Donuts to urge the company to stop using eggs and dairy in its donuts as well as offer vegan menu items.
- Call the Company: 800-859-5339
- Send an email: via DunkinCruelty.com
- Send a Letter: Dunkin Brands
Attn: Nigel Travis, CEO
130 Royall Street
Canton, MA 02021
- Print out some flyers (pdf) and pass them out at a Dunkin Donuts near you.
- On facebook? Join the Dunkin Cruelty group.
Learn more at DunkinCruelty.com
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