Monday, March 30, 2009

McDonald's facing a moral dilemma? That can't be good...

From a Humane Society press release:

McDonald's shareholders will soon receive proxies asking them to vote on The Humane Society of the United States' resolution urging the fast-food chain to stop lagging behind its competitors and start switching to cage-free eggs. A representative of The HSUS will present the resolution at the company's May shareholder meeting in Oak Brook, Ill.

Unlike many of its competitors, McDonald's-U.S. only uses eggs from hens confined in battery cages—barren enclosures so tiny, the birds can barely move an inch their entire lives. McDonald's closest U.S. competitor, Burger King, started using cage-free eggs two years ago. Retailers such as Quiznos, Denny's, Hardee's and Carl's Jr. also use cage-free eggs.

Read more here.

Let's hope they do the right thing. 

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