It’s one of the buzziest trends taking place today: food titans across the country are making pledges to switch to cage-free eggs. And today, you can add Disney to the growing list.
Disney has announced its pledge to make the transition to cage-free eggs by the end of 2016. The switchover will be effective for the company’s US-based theme parks as well as Disney Cruise Lines.
If you’re only coming lately to this cause, we’ll bring you up to speed. While the vast majority of eggs available in the marketplace are laid by hens that are penned in cages, cage-free eggs come from hens that are allowed more freedom. Cage-free operations are generally considered to be more humane in their treatment of the animals.
The move on Disney’s part apparently came about after the non-profit Humane League requested earlier this month that Disney disclose their cage-free egg policy. Disney joins other food giants, like McDonald’s, Walmart, and Kroger in moving to the sourcing of cage-free eggs in their food operations. However, Disney stands out for its quick timeline on the switch. Other companies say that the changeover may take up to a decade to accomplish.
I’m really interested in hearing from all of you about this move. What do you think about Disney’s move to use only cage-free eggs by the end of this year? Leave a comment and tell me your thoughts!