This year has been a breakout one in the cage-free movement, and The HSUS has been the driver of so many of these changes. We've partnered with the three largest food service companies - Compass Group, Aramark, and Sodexo - to go 100 percent cage-free with a specific timeline. We've helped leading restaurant chains like McDonald's, Starbucks, Panera Bread, TGI Fridays, and now Taco Bell do the same. We've helped Kellogg join Unilever in the food manufacturing arena to phase in the exclusive use of cage-free eggs. Top egg producers like Rose Acre, Rembrandt, and Hickmann's have now publicly stated they no longer see keeping hens in cages as a viable production strategy for the long term.
With companies that offer food items at a low price point making the cage-free commitment, it's an unmistakable marker that the future of our food supply will not involve cramming animals into cages. We applaud Taco Bell for this extraordinary commitment. It's time for the remaining major food retailers that haven't made pledges along these lines to join the cage-free movement.