Sodexo, the second biggest food service corporation in the world, pledged this week to phase out battery cages from its egg production operations by 2025. The Paris-based company operates in 80 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, North America, and South America. Almost 200 US-based food companies have agreed to phase battery cages out of their egg operations, but Sodexo’s decision to join them signals that the cage-free movement is going global. An animal-protection coalition called The Open Wing Alliance is working toward that goal, and The Humane League is a member. Its executive director, David Coman-Hidy, said, “Our hope is that just like we went industry by industry in the US, we can take the same approach and just shift the global practice away from cages.”
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