May 3, 2012
Oasis Hatches New Cage-Free Egg Policy
Humane Society International applauds the Costa Rican restaurant Oasis, located in Escazú, near the capital San José, for ending its use of conventional eggs from hens confined in battery cages by switching to cage-free eggs. Oasis joins other socially-responsible restaurants in the San José area that now use cage-free eggs, including Alquimia Healthy, Buena Tierra, Veggie House, and Jardín del Parque.
Hens in battery cages are confined to living areas that provide each bird with less living space than a single sheet of paper. Hens don’t have enough space to fully spread their wings, let alone walk or engage in many other important natural behaviors. Costa Rica has approximately three million egg-laying hens, many of whom are confined in battery cages.
“By switching to cage-free eggs, Oasis is promoting more humane treatment of farm animals,” said Cynthia Dent, HSI’s Regional Manager for Latin America. “Humane Society International applauds Oasis for responding to customers’ concerns about animal welfare and looks forward to working with other restaurants in Costa Rica on similar cage-free policies.”
“At Oasis, we always welcome environment and animal-friendly alternatives, and cage-free eggs are one example of this,” said Stephanie McPhail, Oasis restaurant manager. “Oasis offers dishes for all different tastes, crafted with ingredients that do not harm human or animal health.”
Resources on merchants that offer cage-free eggs in Costa Rica:
Alquimia Healthy, 2282-2641 (Santa Ana)
Buena Tierra, 2288-0342 (Escazú)
Jardín del Parque, 2248-4979 (San José)
Oasis, 2228-4876 (Escazú)
Veggie House, 2280-9949 (San Pedro de Montes de Oca)
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