McDonald’s Urges ‘No’ Vote on Cage-Free Eggs

The board of directors of McDonald’s has recommended that the company’s shareholders vote against a proposal to require that 5 percent of the eggs purchased for the chain’s restaurants in the United States be the cage-free variety. The proposal was advanced by the Humane Society of the United States.

The McDonald’s board said that the science was not there to support a switch.

“As we have examined this issue over the years, we have determined that there is no agreement in the global scientific community about how to balance the advantages and disadvantages of laying hen housing systems,” the company said in a proxy statement.

Some major fast food companies, including Burger King, Subway and Wendy’s, and the retailers Wal-Mart and Trader Joe’s, have already made some level of commitment to purchasing or selling cage-free eggs.


One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Janyce Harms on April 17, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    I’,m happy to see that you are doing your research and not just beleiving what they tell you as a lot of that is not true.


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