Are cage eggs hidden in your in-flight menu?

Airlines serve thousands of meals to passengers every day. Most airlines are still using cage eggs in the meals and snacks they offer you.

While traditional battery cages have been banned in the European Union since 2012, “enriched cages” are still very common, while battery cages are still the norm in the United States and many other countries around the world. In battery cages, hens spend their entire lives in a tiny wire cage that only allows each hen little more than an iPad’s worth of individual space to move around in.

In Europe, almost 56% of egg-laying hens spend their entire lives in enriched cages – a number that jumps to more than 90% for hens living in battery cages in the US. When airlines choose cage-free eggs (especially those from free-range farming and organic farming), they support a farming system that gives laying hens a better life by meeting their basic needs such as movement, nesting, scratching, and stretching their wings.

This is why FOUR PAWS calls for an #eggcheck and asks airlines to go cage-free.