Dunkin' Donuts looking to transition to all cage-free eggs globally

Associated Press

Dunkin' Donuts is looking to transition to all cage-free eggs worldwide.

Dunkin' Donuts said Monday that 10 percent of eggs sourced for breakfast sandwiches in the U.S. will be cage-free by 2016's end. The company also said it will assess its international supply chain to figure out how feasible that will be.

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In 2013 Dunkin' Donuts reached its goal to make 5 percent of its eggs cage-free by that year.

Dunkin' Donuts also said that by 2022 it will only source in the U.S. pork that does not use gestation crates. A gestation crate is a metal pen that houses a female pig. The cages are small and don't allow pregnant pigs to turn around. Animal rights advocates consider gestation crates to be cruel.