The largest and fastest-growing Asian restaurant company in the world, Jollibee’s cage-free egg commitment will positively impact millions of hens worldwide
NEW YORK, Sept. 28, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Today, the Open Wing Alliance (OWA), an international coalition working to end the abuse of chickens worldwide, announces a victory in their worldwide campaign to persuade Jollibee to publish a global cage-free egg commitment. After months of campaigning globally by the coalition, Jollibee pledges to transition to 100% cage-free eggs in the US by 2025 and 100% cage-free eggs by 2035 globally. This decision will positively impact millions of hens worldwide, as Jollibee Foods Corporation’s cage-free egg commitment will set a new standard in animal welfare and encourage other global food companies to follow suit.
“We are thrilled to see Jollibee’s commitment to animal welfare and cage-free eggs. This decision is an essential step towards creating a more humane food system and improving the lives of millions of hens,” said Caitlin Campbell, Global Campaigns Coordinator at the Open Wing Alliance. “The Open Wing Alliance recognizes Jollibee’s pledge and hopes that this decision will encourage Zensho Holdings to prioritize animal welfare in its supply chain.”
To date, over 2,500 major food corporations—including 146 of the largest multinational corporations like KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, Papa John’s, Burger King, Popeye’s, Krispy Kreme, Nestlé, Aldi, and Kraft Heinz—have announced 100% cage-free egg commitments.
Caged systems promote stress, reproductive disease, and poor bone health in egg-laying hens. For more information about The Open Wing Alliance, visit OpenWingAlliance.org. Follow along with the cage-free movement on Twitter @GlobalCageFree.
About the Open Wing Alliance (OWA)
The Open Wing Alliance is a global coalition of animal protection organizations trailblazing farm animal welfare in nearly every major market in the world. Through shared knowledge, resources, and person power, the OWA is united around their goal to end the abuse of chickens worldwide. The alliance was founded in 2016 by The Humane League and has grown into a global force with 100 member organizations in 72 countries, changing how the world’s biggest companies treat animals and setting a new standard for corporate animal welfare policies, locally and globally.
SOURCE The Open Wing Alliance