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Consumer Packaged Goods Giant Giovanni Rana to Complete Transition to Cage-Free Eggs by June 2017

The company's commitment is part of a worldwide trend by food companies to end the cruel confinement of hens.
March 1, 2017

Giovanni Rana has announced a commitment to complete its transition to 100 percent cage-free eggs by June 2017. The decision, affecting the company's production in the U.S and Italy and reducing the suffering of half a million birds each year, is a result of a dialogue with Animal Equality.

Just days ago, Animal Equality released a shocking investigation exposing how caged hens suffer in the Italian egg industry. The disturbing footage shows birds stepping on other birds, dead birds decomposing among living birds, and other upsetting images, giving insight into why policy changes such as Giovanni Rana’s are so critical.

While cage-free doesn’t mean cruelty-free, Giovanni Rana is taking an important step toward improving conditions for animals who suffer tremendously on factory farms.

Animal Equality launched its Corporate Outreach department in September 2016 with the goal of banning cages for hens in Italy, Spain, Brazil, Mexico, and India. We will continue to persuade more and more food companies to eliminate cages in the coming months. 

But you don’t have to wait. You can help hens now by simply avoiding eggs! Check out some animal-friendly egg replacers here.

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