Victory: Red Robin Goes Cage-free!

Here is some great news from the campaign to improve conditions for animals on factory-farms: Another chain food company has agreed to phase out the use of eggs from battery-cages. Red Robin’s will exclusively use eggs from facilities that do not use battery-cages. This victory is a direct result of organizing and negotiations by the Humane Society of the United States. We have a lot more work ahead of us, but today we can celebrate a slightly better life for chickens who are confined on factory-farms.

From the Humane Society announcement:

According to Red Robin’s new plan, the Greenwood Village, Colorado-based chain will exclusively use cage-free eggs in all U.S. company-owned stores by the end of 2010. Red Robin’s phase-in will begin next month, and will be one-third complete by the end of 2009.

Red Robin is also in the process of working with pork suppliers to phase in gestation crate-free pork at company-owned locations.

End Animal Abuse: Change Your Diet

This should go without saying, but the best thing you can do to reduce cruelty to animals on factory-farms is to become a vegetarian. It’s an easy way to make sure that not a single animal is abused for your food, it’s good for your health, and it is better for the environment. If you care about animals, this should be a no-brainer.

Welfare Improvements = Progress

No one is under the illusion that hens in cage-free factory-farms live happy lives or that cage-free factory farms are humane. The key point is that these animals will now live a better life than they would in barren, metal battery-cages. The world isn’t going vegan overnight and right now there are billions of animals confined on factory-farms, in vivisection labs, on fur-farms, and in circuses. As this Red Robin’s victory demonstrates, we can make these animals’ lives better right now.


What do you think about this victory? Answer in the comments below.

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117 comments

Jenna Miles
Jenna Miles2 months ago

See what cage free really means Watch these investigations: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQCg3OpH0MQ,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6evYD7d58A, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yU4PJCuslD0,https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byb8WjknZxw

Don't buy the humane lie.

LMj Sunshine

Thank you.

LMj Sunshine

Thank you.

Joe R.
Joe R.4 years ago

Great!

Akin Adelakun
Akin Adelakun4 years ago

Thanks for sharing

Paola T.
Paola T.6 years ago

good work! this is a good work. thank you humane society. thank you.

Liz M.
elle M.6 years ago

About time!

Margaret L.
Peggy L.6 years ago

It is about time. I have been staying away from all meats and chicken - never veal and pork - Alot of people don't understand our way of thinking - it's a shame!

Kathy D.
Kathy D.6 years ago

What good news, finally the world is waking up to the evil perpetrated by factory farming. I must admit I've been slow to say this has got to stop too, but not anymore.

JASMIN HORST S.
JASMIN HORST S.6 years ago

Edward stick with it, you have the right analogies to relate to Nazism or whatever, I grew up as a German in Nazi Germany, it wasn't pretty, it's just a dog, just a kid, a Gypsy etc. just a negro, comes all from the same mindset, deminishing the other or objectifying them, so as to make the horrendous brutality more palatable, then and now, I have not felt of your readings that you are trying to rant or bully. I also agree with you on on the thema of domesticated animals, after all they did not start off that way did they, so it now our responsibility to ensure their completeness in life and care, and a humane end, and not necessarely at the hands of a butcher, or in a gas chamber or whatever else now we use, TO USE, read my poem on" bloodied wheels along the track" posted at Alica Stinsons facebook site, you will see how I feel. Bless you!