IHOP’s Inhumane Eggs

HSUS files complaints against IHOP for alleging to use “cruelty-free” eggs in recipes.

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The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is accusing the International House of Pancakes (IHOP) of false advertising because it claims to use “cruelty-free” eggs in its omelets and pancakes. HSUS filed complaints against the restaurant chain Wednesday, saying that IHOP is lying to consumers about the living conditions of its egg supplier’s chickens. The animal-welfare group petitioned the Federal Trade Commission to halt the chain’s claim of “cruelty-free” because it is misleading. IHOP has always claimed that the chickens that lay its eggs receive “dignified, humane treatment.” IHOP declined to comment on the allegations.