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IHOP Thinks About Maybe Going Cage-Free

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In one of the lamest campaign updates I've seen in a long time, the Humane Society of the United States posted that they were encouraged by IHOP's agreement to "begin testing the use of cage-free eggs."

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Veronica P (67)
Saturday December 26, 2009, 7:38 pm
This is great. I hope other resturants learn from IHOP. Hopefuly they make the change.

Tierney G (381)
Saturday December 26, 2009, 8:02 pm
They make a good point the actual cage free label is vague at best andthey really need to crack down on what cage free must actually be ahead of time before they can ask companies to make changes successfully. Thank you Cher

Larry S (645)
Saturday December 26, 2009, 8:02 pm
It's about time someone started to care. Caged, and factory farm animals live in horrible conditions. Most never see the outside, never see the sun. All they see is the greedy money mongers!

Margaret Esposito (92)
Saturday December 26, 2009, 8:11 pm
Thanks Cher!

. (0)
Sunday December 27, 2009, 6:02 am
Noted with thanks, Cher.

Shaheen N (64)
Sunday December 27, 2009, 6:48 am
Noted & signed Cher

Ginger Geronimo (438)
Sunday December 27, 2009, 7:04 am
Don't just think about it, do it.

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 27, 2009, 7:13 am
Hey, with the big guys it's all about the easiest and cheapest - if enough and more pressure is put on them, maybe it will become a meaningful gesture. Thanks Cher...

kris c (0)
Sunday December 27, 2009, 7:25 am
Another deceiving marketing scheme that will lean in a positive way toward IHOP. Unfortunately, people are so overwhelmed with deceipt that taking the time to research the truth seems pointless and they don't really care anyway.

Tomoko Harris (83)
Sunday December 27, 2009, 7:30 am
Good for IHOP! Never mind the naysayers, this is a step in the right direction.

gerlinde p (161)
Sunday December 27, 2009, 8:28 am
noted thankyou

Citlalli Valles (21)
Sunday December 27, 2009, 10:46 am
:D Now I can feel a little less guilty over my pancakes.

. (0)
Sunday December 27, 2009, 11:27 am
well it is nice to see that there is a meager attempt at changing this horrible way ,that we use,if we dont find better ways we will just keep on inventing more disease such as H1N1,factory farming has got to be abolished all together for the sake of the animals.Thanx Cher!

Sir Walk F (124)
Sunday December 27, 2009, 11:34 am
Okay, s think about this a moment: Restaraunts like IHOP operate on an entirely unsustainable business model that sells people cheap food. This is such a minute, insignificant change in the real scheme of things it just makes me laugh.

Where did that floaur come from for the pancakes? China? Is it GMO? What about that corn syrup in their fake 'maple syrup'? Do you know that is a bi-product of american agricultural subsidies and a bi-product of the factory-food market (cows are fed the leftovers of corn and soy processed for human consumption)?

If you want to move beyond 'vegan' to a truly Sustainable Diet, start to think abouyt these issues deeper. IHOP is NOT sustainable, and CAN NEVER BE, unless you are willing to pay 4-5 times more for REAL FOOD. As it stands, this 'change' is just re-arranging deck chairs on the Titanic; an insiginficant change that does little to effect the larger issues.

Dont like IHOP? Eat at home.

Barbara West (0)
Sunday December 27, 2009, 1:07 pm
Thank you Cher, hope it works.

Leia P. (7)
Sunday December 27, 2009, 2:58 pm
its a start i suppose

MsR S (189)
Sunday December 27, 2009, 3:20 pm
IHOPE they follow through...

Carol L (219)
Sunday December 27, 2009, 3:28 pm
Well we can hope!
thanks Cher

Sunday December 27, 2009, 5:04 pm
What a joke, they are thinking about going cage free for thier eggs? what is to think about? poeple are so disgusting and cruel and selfish.

the mighty dollar always wins.

lets hope they decide to go free range not just cage free. cage free is not humane either. the chickens are packed into large buildings where they can barely move around, it is almost as bad as the battery cages.


Past Member (0)
Sunday December 27, 2009, 5:59 pm
Well, at least it shows they are paying attention to what people are saying. that's somthing

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 27, 2009, 7:33 pm
What do they mean "testing the use of"?? You're either willing to pay more for humane products or you're not. What's to test?? Sheesh.

mary f (202)
Sunday December 27, 2009, 7:59 pm
thanks cher now if they would just do it

Audrey Gains (85)
Sunday December 27, 2009, 8:19 pm
They should just do it now Cher thanks for posting this

Carol L (0)
Sunday December 27, 2009, 8:47 pm
Lets hope IHOP makes the right decision a go cage free.

Sunday December 27, 2009, 9:35 pm
Noted, TY for this story.

Heather E (32)
Sunday December 27, 2009, 9:43 pm
I hope IHOP does start to use cage-free eggs.

Laura H (964)
Sunday December 27, 2009, 9:55 pm
I wish they were going EGG FREE.

Cheryl Ulrich (110)
Sunday December 27, 2009, 10:32 pm
For awhile I bought only cage free eggs , until I learned it really doesn't mean much . Thank God there's a local couple who sell eggs. I can SEE how her chickens are kept ! :) I'm sure alot of people think they're making a humane choice by purchasing cage free eggs , (which are also more expensive ) The only thing you can do is find a local farmer I guess. Or buy imitation !

Deborah B (72)
Monday December 28, 2009, 12:08 am
Thanks for the article, Cher. Unfortunately, I think that the label 'cage free' conjures up images of chickens happily clucking about a spacious barnyard outdoors in the sunshine just as the bogus organic meat production leads people to think the same of cows and pigs in like surroundings when for the most part it is factory farmed and then slaughtered in the same slaughterhouse as the non-organics.

. (0)
Monday December 28, 2009, 12:23 am
Cheryl, I applaud your effort at buying local. But do be careful announcing it, the new regulations that go into effect as of Jan 1will land your local farmer in trouble with the USDA.
Cage free on a large scale is better but still a far cry from humane treatment. If we have to stay at a commercial level then free range is best.
I have chickens. They are cooped with a run. In the spring and summer they are free range a few hours a day, there are far to many predators here to afford them no protection, so when we are working in the garden or in the yard the girls are out with us. I have a standing battle with a local hawk that thinks I provide the chickens for his consumption, so far I have come out the winner.
Sorry I got off topic....its late, but this thread made me worry about the girls. They molted late this year and they don't like the snow so much.

gerald o (3)
Monday December 28, 2009, 1:48 am

gerald o (3)
Monday December 28, 2009, 1:49 am

Michele Whitewolf (15)
Monday December 28, 2009, 5:43 am
With some well placed efforts by people who care even the largest corporation will accept enlightened self interest as a part of there bottom line.

Past Member (0)
Monday December 28, 2009, 9:09 am
hope they do it.

Mister H. (4)
Monday December 28, 2009, 10:29 am
IHOP, count on us coming back after years of being away, as soon as you have cage-free chickens

Mister H. (4)
Monday December 28, 2009, 10:30 am
... and none too soon, either!

Patrice J (62)
Monday December 28, 2009, 11:21 am
We have to pass an Animal Bill of Rights. The way chickens are kept on "egg farms" is shameful, cruel, horrific.

Rajshree B (26)
Monday December 28, 2009, 12:06 pm
Thanks for the post!

Dhaval M (1)
Monday December 28, 2009, 10:30 pm
thanks for the info! hopefully they'll do it

Teresa W (782)
Tuesday December 29, 2009, 5:04 am
good news

Sarah Lee (4)
Wednesday December 30, 2009, 6:11 am
Here in Asia, cage-free chickens are "Ayam Kampung". Pronounced as Ah-Yum, Come-Pong! It is slightly expensive but more nutritious & healthier. The chickens roam free in the villages and their feed are good grade ones. Most traditional Asians still prefer cage-free chickens even if its more expensive. Just information to the West World!

Sarah Lee (4)
Wednesday December 30, 2009, 6:13 am
I mean their eggs are healthier & nutritious than caged chickens.

No Way (0)
Friday January 1, 2010, 5:07 pm

Casey Broughton (27)
Friday January 1, 2010, 5:33 pm
many food labels are not regulated well and have vague meanings. for example, organic, no animal testing, etc. they should all have more rules and exact regulations, but its going to be a long slow process as is everything with the usda. anyway, i'm glad they're thinking about it and at least trying.

Sandra Q (8)
Saturday January 2, 2010, 10:16 am
I hope they will follow through..and go cage free..every little bit helps

Julie D (38)
Sunday January 3, 2010, 5:57 am
It is easy to go for Free-range here in the E.U. The labelling of barn eggs or free-range is quite clear when compared to "eggs from caged hens". We do still have issues with processed foods and restaurants though, so the fact that a restaurant chain in the U.S. has only made a small move to test the water isn't that surprising.
I now pointedly eat vegan when out or interrogate the staff about free range and Soil Assoc. standard organic. Please tell this company what you think and the standards you requrie in order to be a customer. In the end their trial of cage-free comes down to the profit margins involved.

Ashlynn R (2)
Sunday January 3, 2010, 9:04 am
I really hope IHOP follows through!!
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