Cage-free chicken eggs for Burgerville
Officials of the restaurant chain Burgerville, stated
they will begin using eggs from hens not raised in cages.
, a chain owned by The Holland Inc
Vancouver, WA (US)says it uses about 600,000 eggs per year and will now get its
eggs from Stiebrs
of Yelm, Washington. Stiebrs says its chickens are fed a 100 percent
vegetarian diet, are raised in barns with no cages, and are allowed to roam and
"All of the hens producing eggs for Stiebrs Farms are free to run, groom,
and socialize without restrictions," officials of the restaurant chain said in a
statement. They added that Burgerville is the first restaurant to use these
types of eggs on its menu. Burgerville's action was applauded by the Humane
Society of the United States.
"Burgerville is setting a positive example for other socially responsible
restaurant chains to follow," said Paul Shapiro, factory farming campaign
director for the Humane Society, in a statement.
Burgerville operates 39 restaurants in southwestern Washington and
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