Wegmans Cruelty: An Unofficial Blog

This is an unofficial blog and informational archive related to the WEGMANSCRUELTY film and resulting campaign.

Please see that page for more information.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Wegmans Egg Petition: first delivery!

Greetings from UR-VEG at the University of Rochester. Sometime during the past eight months you signed our petition asking Danny Wegman to phase out the cruel "battery" cages used on his 700,000-hen egg farm in Wolcott, New York.

We'd like to thank you for adding your voice. Over 2,100 other customers have let Wegmans know that unnecessary animal cruelty is simply unacceptable, and the number keeps rising.

We're also happy to announce that we recently delivered the first batch of petitions! Hoping to get Danny's attention, we printed out your signatures and placed each one inside a colorful plastic egg. These 2,100 eggs filled over three shopping carts, which we brought to Wegmans corporate headquarters in Rochester, New York.

As you might imagine, all those eggs made for quite a sight! The media was there to cover the event, and you can see excerpts on our website, here:

http://urveg.org/campaigns/wegmans/media/

You may have received Wegmans' email response to the petition. Instead of following the lead of other grocery chains that have already phased out battery-cage eggs,
Wegmans continues to make excuses. We think their claims are misleading at best, or simply false. If you're interested, we address their excuses here:

http://urveg.org/campaigns/wegmans/responses/

Finally, we encourage you to contact Wegmans directly: let Danny Wegman know that this issue won't go away until he cleans up his act! You can send feedback to the company in a variety of ways:

* Post:
Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.
1500 Brooks Avenue
PO Box 30844
Rochester, NY 14603-0844

* Phone: 1-800-WEGMANS, ext. 4760

* Web: http://www.wegmans.com/guest/

* Email:
General comments: <comments@wegmans.com>
Jo Natale, Consumer Affairs <jo.natale@wegmans.com>
Jeanne Colleluori, Consumer Affairs <jeanne.colleluori@wegmans.com>
Danny Wegman, CEO <danny.wegman@wegmans.com>

Thank you for caring!

1 Comments:

  • At 7:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Let us know what we can do to help pass laws on banning battery cages.

     

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