Ask McDonald's® Canada to take WSPA's
Million Egg Challenge
You can help McDonald's® become a good egg by asking them to commit to serving 1 million cage-free eggs this year.
McDonald's® is one of the largest purchasers of eggs in the Canadian food service industry and we need your help to show them that Canadians care about the treatment of our farm animals. Support WSPA's Million Egg Challenge and do your part to help end the suffering of thousands of egg-laying hens in Canada.
Send a letter to McDonald's® Canada President, Mr. John Betts urging the world's biggest fast food chain to make the biggest difference for animal welfare.
Crammed together with five or six others in tiny cages, hens aren't able to move, stretch their wings or even lay their eggs in a nest. They live their entire lives in a space no bigger than a sheet of notebook paper.
Right now, eggs served at McDonald's® in Canada come from hens kept in these conditions. By switching to cage-free eggs, McDonald's® has the buying power and influence to make a statement in support of humane eating.
McDonald's® restaurants across the UK and Europe are already cage-free. It is time for McDonald's® Canada to follow these examples.
McDonald's® says it is waiting for the results of research before deciding on whether to switch but the results are not expected until 2014 at the earliest. Tell them the hens can't wait and the science is already clear. The vast majority of published research on laying hen welfare demonstrates that there are serious inherent welfare problems with caging hens. Only cage-free systems provide optimal welfare.
Thank you for being a voice for the animals.