Wegmans Cruelty: An Unofficial Blog

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Friday, December 23, 2005

If Wegmans expands to New Hampshire, they won't be selling Wegmans' Eggs at the University there, just like they won't be selling them at the University of Rochester where Danny is a trustee!

UNH sets egg standards

DURHAM - The University of New Hampshire is phasing out its use of eggs from caged birds.

In a press release, The Humane Society of the United States applauded the move by UNH’s University Hospitality Services to eliminate the use of eggs from caged birds from its shelled eggs at the beginning of the spring 2006 semester.

UNH has also pledged to only purchase eggs from sources that meet the animal care standards of Humane Farm Animal Care, an independent farm animal welfare certifying organization. The school’s dining halls, conferences, catering, and New England Center hotel currently use approximately 250,000 eggs per year.

The HSUS said it had provided UNH with information about a local cage-free egg producer.

"Our students and customers are increasingly aware of how their food is raised or produced," said University Hospitality Services assistant director Rick MacDonald. "Moving to Certified Humane cage-free eggs complements our efforts to serve local and sustainable food when possible."

The college joins a growing list of schools refusing to use eggs from caged birds. More than seventy other colleges and universities have eliminated or are phasing out the use of eggs from caged hens, including Marist College, Vassar College, University of Rochester, St. John Fisher College, George Washington University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and American University.

According to the Humane Society, approximately 95 percent of eggs sold in the United States, come from hens confined in barren "battery cages," wire enclosures so small the birds can’t even spread their wings or engage in many other natural behaviors, such as nesting, foraging, perching, and dust bathing.


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