I'm excited to share with you another big step away from the cruelty of cage confinement of hens. Dunkin' Donuts, one of the world's top fast-food chains, is exploring the feasibility of transitioning to cage-free eggs globally for use in all of its food products. Even as it works toward this goal, as an immediate step, it will switch 10 percent of all eggs sourced for its breakfast sandwiches in the United States from cage-free operations by the end of next year. With more than 11,000 outlets, Dunkin' Donuts' commitments will be felt almost immediately within the egg industry.
Dunkin' Donuts is also announcing that it will reach its pledge to eliminate gestation crate pork from its supply chain by 2022.
These steps are no surprise to the HSUS, because we've had a good, open dialogue with the company for years. This is the latest and most important, but certainly not the last step the company is taking to improve the lives of farm animals.
The HSUS is also excited to announce that Mondelez, one of the world's largest snack food companies and the maker of Cadbury Crème Egg and Chips Ahoy!, is transitioning more of its eggs to cage-free operations, stating, "we want all eggs ultimately to be produced without cages."