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Trader Joe's Cage-Free Eggs

To curb one of the most common forms of animal abuse, Trader Joe's committed to purchasing only cage-free eggs.

Trader Joe's Cage-Free Eggs
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Whether to scramble or poach may call for careful deliberation, but the choice between cage-free or conventional eggs is a no-brainer. To help curb one of the most common forms of animal abuse, Trader Joe's has committed to purchasing only cage-free eggs for its own line.

Now the 100 million Trader Joe's brand eggs sold each year will no longer come from hens confined in battery cages--stacked wire enclosures that typically cram up to eight birds per cage, depriving them of room to spread their wings.

The new policy could keep up to 380,000 hens out of battery cages annually, reports the Humane Society of the United States, which led a grassroots campaign on the issue (and previously helped convince Whole Foods Market and Wild Oats to sell only cage-free eggs in their stores).