Target: Chad Gregory, President & CEO United Egg Producers
Goal: End the use of cruel battery cages on egg farms by making cage-free the only standard certification.
An undercover video recently released by Mercy for Animals depicts shocking and abusive conditions at United Egg Producers (UEP) certified farms. Among the atrocities captured on the video are dead, rotting corpses left in cages alongside live birds still laying eggs for human consumption. Some birds are allegedly packed so tightly into cages they can barely move while others are trampled by their mates in their efforts to reach food and water. Mercy for Animals also claims that birds with serious medical concerns were denied veterinary care.
Many large, well-known retailers across the U.S. have already elected to sell only cage-free eggs. It’s time for egg farms to catch up to consumer desires and provide better living conditions for their hens. Demand the UEP standards are updated to exclude the use of cages.
Dear Mr. Gregory,
Recently released undercover footage reveals horrific conditions at UEP-certified egg farms. The birds on many of these farms live in cages with individual spaces no larger than a sheet of notebook paper. The video captures dead birds in with live ones, birds trampling each other, and other atrocities.
Due to consumer input, retailers across the U.S. have already moved toward cage-free eggs. Certification standards must also catch up with the wishes of the public.
We demand UEP standards are updated to exclude the use of cages.
[Your Name Here]
Photo Credit: Compassion Over Killing