On her Headline News Network show, Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell, CNN's Jane Velez-Mitchell interviewed MFA's Executive Director Nathan Runkle about the recent three-state investigation into McDonald's' primary Egg McMuffin supplier - Sparboe Farms. McDonald's, Target and several other major retailers fired Sparboe as an egg supplier following the release of the investigation, but MFA is calling on McDonald's not to simply switch to another factory farm with equally cruel practices, but to require all of its suppliers to implement meaningful animal welfare policies and to end their use of battery cages - perhaps the cruelest form of institutionalized animal abuse in existence.
Sadly, cruelty to animals runs rampant on factory farms and the industry knows it. In an effort to minimize costs and maximize profits, farmed animals are treated as disposable commodities rather than sentient beings, who feel pain and rightly deserve protection from abuse.
Click here to urge McDonald's to stop buying eggs from hens trapped in battery cages. As a leader in the foodservice industry, McDonald's has a responsibility to step up to the plate and keep eggs from battery-caged hens off their menus.
While McDonald's has the moral obligation and purchasing power to lessen the cruelty suffered by the millions of hens who are abused and exploited to produce eggs for its restaurants, consumers also hold enormous power of their own in preventing animal abuse by adopting a compassionate vegan diet.
Video: CNN Covers MFA's Cruelty Investigation at McDonald's Egg Supplier
by - December 5, 2011