Archive for Thursday, October 15, 2009

Humane Society: IHOP eggs aren’t ‘cruelty free’

October 15, 2009

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— The Humane Society of the United States filed complaints Wednesday against the International House of Pancakes, alleging that the restaurant chain lies about the living conditions of the chickens that lay the eggs for its omelets and pancakes.

IHOP claims that its eggs are “cruelty free” and animals used for its food receive “dignified, humane treatment.” The animal welfare group said that’s not true and filed complaints with federal regulators saying the Glendale-based company is engaged in “false or deceptive advertising.”

The complaints allege that the eggs for IHOP’s 1,421 U.S. restaurants come from chickens raised in cramped cages that do not allow them to stretch their wings, walk around or nest.

That doesn’t meet a consumer’s reasonable expectation of what “cruelty-free” means, the Humane Society said.

Comments

geekin_topekan 5 years, 7 months ago

They aren't 'mustache hair free' either. Ewww....

Never again.

BigPrune 5 years, 7 months ago

But the eggs themselves are cruelty free until someone cracks one open.

jafs 5 years, 7 months ago

So it's ok for large restaurant chains to simply lie about their practices?

ralphralph 5 years, 7 months ago

I had a feeling my IHOP waiter had been choking his chicken in the back room ...

Practicality 5 years, 7 months ago

So, you can grab a chicken out of a pen, wring its neck, pluck all its feathers off, cut it up, dip it in some batter, place it in a fryer of hot oil, then eat it with your hands like a caveman, but if you put it in a cage you are inhumane?

I think I just made myself hungry.

ENGWOOD 5 years, 7 months ago

Need to wine n dine them chickees first

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