Don’t Let Galen Break His Promise! Demand that Loblaws Goes Cage-Free
Loblaws is responsible for the cruel and archaic confinement of millions of egg-laying hens in tiny, filthy cages. After immense public pressure in 2016, Galen Weston’s grocery giant promised to only source 100% cage-free eggs by 2025, and boasted about this commitment to shareholders for years. But now, Loblaws is breaking its promise, dropping this deadline, and refusing to share a timeline for ending this horrific suffering of sensitive hens.
Hens used by the egg industry face some of the most egregious forms of cruelty in the Canadian food system. Birds are packed into wire cages so small that many can’t move freely or even spread their wings. In the cramped and stressful conditions, they face fractured or broken bones, deformities, and severe feather loss. Injured hens can be trampled to death by their cagemates, and those who survive spend their miserable shortened lives trapped, often surrounded by death, filth, and feces. Removing your support from this cruelty by leaving eggs off your plate is one the best ways to help hens, but cage-free egg commitments will reduce the suffering of hens across Canada.
Thousands of companies around the world are making commitments to go cage-free, and many regions have even passed laws banning these cruel cages. Canadian grocers lag far behind their peers in the US and Europe. Join us in demanding that Loblaws keeps its promise to go cage-free by 2025.