The fast-food chain Sandwich Qbano announced on its website a policy to stop using eggs that come from cage systems in its 240 establishments in Colombia, the United States, and Panama. The decision came after conversations with Sinergia Animal and other animal protection entities in Colombia, which are fighting against this type of confinement system, where hens are treated very cruelly.
“We are pleased to know that companies are becoming aware and dare to give visibility to corporate decisions that take into account animal ethics. We hope that this trend is rapidly increasing in our country,” declared Karen Reyes, coordinator of corporate affairs for Sinergia Animal in Colombia.
About 75% of egg production in Colombia is carried out in battery cage systems, where hens spend their lives locked in a very limited space, without being able to perform the most basic behaviors of their species, such as stretching their wings completely or pecking soil. “It is a cruel system, and it is time to end this,” Karen completed.
This commitment is an addition to the initiative of more than 12 Colombian companies that have taken a step forward in pursuit of sustainability and animal welfare, such as Levapan, Oma, Crepes & Waffles, and Presto.
But we still have a lot of work ahead of us, and for that, we need your help. Sign our petition addressed to Tostao, and share it on your social networks so that once and for all, they’ll say enough to cages for hens for egg production.