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October 11, 2017

Brazilian baker Amor aos Pedaços commits to sourcing exclusively cage-free eggs

Humane Society International

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Amor aos Pedaços, a bakery chain in Brazil with more than 50 locations, has committed to sourcing exclusively cage-free eggs throughout its supply chain by 2025. This policy follows discussions with Humane Society International and other animal protection organizations.

Fernanda Vieira, corporate policy and program manager for HSI Farm Animals in Brazil, stated: “Confining egg-laying hens in battery cages is not a sustainable practice, and we’re happy to have worked with Amor aos Pedaços on adopting more humane supply chain practices. Consumers no longer accept the production practices of their favorite companies without question, and we applaud Amor aos Pedaços for doing the right thing by switching to cage-free eggs.”

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Egg-laying hens are typically confined for their whole lives in wire battery cages, so small that the hens cannot even fully stretch their wings. Both common sense and science agree that virtually immobilizing animals for their entire lives causes mental distress and significant physical pain.

The use of conventional battery cages for laying hens is banned or being phased out under laws or regulations throughout the EU, in six U.S. states and in Canada, New Zealand and Bhutan. Officials in the majority of states in India, the world’s third largest egg producer, have declared that the use of battery cages violates the country’s animal welfare legislation, and India is debating a national ban.

Amor aos Pedaços joins other food corporations that have committed to switching to exclusively cage-free eggs in Brazil and throughout Latin America.

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