Ben & Jerry’s to stop buying eggs laid in ‘battery cages’

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Ben and Jerry’s Homemade is going to stop buying eggs from producers that house chickens in small cages.

The Humane Society of the United States says Ben and Jerry’s has agreed to a four-year transition period away from eggs laid by chickens housed in so-called battery cages.

Ben & Jerry’s is also pledging that all of its cage-free eggs will only come from egg producers that meet the animal care standards of Humane Farm Animal Care.

Paul Shapiro of the Humane Society says Ben and Jerry’s decision is a big step toward ending the use of battery cages in egg-producing operations across the country.

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