Consumers overwhelmingly want their eggs cage-free. But Ruby Tuesday isn’t listening.
The reason behind this massive cage-free demand is pretty simple: Cages are cruel, and hens deserve better. And while we’ve known about the cruel consequences of cages for a long time, a shocking new study has shown the suffering of caged hens is even more horrifying than previously thought.
The University of Queensland found that an astounding 74% of hens who die in these cruel caged systems do so of fatty liver disease, which causes fat to accumulate in and damage the liver—often leading to excruciating pain and internal bleeding. All because these hens are not given the freedom to move around.
Hens crammed into these battery cages have less than an iPad’s worth of space in which to move—meaning they often can’t even stand up, turn around, or flap their wings. And now we know that this forced inactivity is also resulting in mass suffering—or death—via painful fatty liver disease.
In 2016, popular restaurant chain Ruby Tuesday acknowledged the demands of their customers and committed to go 100% cage-free—and then last year, they even publicly shared their progress towards their cage-free egg commitment, which we then included our annual EggTrack report. But since then, they’ve completely ghosted us—and what’s worse, they also completely removed their cage-free commitment from their website.
Their customers have canceled cages—but the folks at Ruby Tuesday won’t tell us if they agree. Hens need you to take action and hold Ruby Tuesday accountable to their commitments! Use our quick form to send Ruby Tuesday Chief Marketing Officer Jenifer Boyd Harmon a message demanding they not take back their cage-free goals.