UEP sued for misleading consumers about hen welfare
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has filed
a lawsuit against the United Egg Producers and 2 major egg companies for making
The HSUS has accused the UEP and the eggs companies of engaging in false
and deceptive advertising to mislead consumers about the conditions that
egg-laying hens live in on factory farms.
The HSUS says that the UEP, MoArk, LLC, and R.W. Sauder, Inc., are
misleading consumers into thinking that egg s bearing the â€œUnited Egg Producers
Certifiedâ€ logo means that the hens that produced those eggs live in a
animal-welfare friendly environment, which the HSUS does not agree with. The
Society says the hens live in restrictive, barren cages in which they can't
perform many of their natural behaviours, including perching, nesting, foraging
or even spreading their wings.
â€œThe egg factory farms know consumers don't want hens confined in tiny
cages where they can barely move for their entire lives, but rather than
changing their ways, they've just changed their ad campaigns,â€ said Jonathan
Lovvorn, VP and chief counsel of Animal Protection Litigation at the HSUS. â€œThis
industry is telling consumers what they want to hear, but behind the scenes,
millions of birds are suffering some of the worst factory farm abuses
To comment, login here
Or register to be able to comment.