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Many Hens Are Still Stuck in Cages Despite Cage-Free Egg Pledges, Group Says

  • New report shows uneven progress toward cage-free 2025 goals
  • USDA says 32% of hens in cage-free conditions as of Sept. 1

A growing percentage of hens in the U.S. are being raised cage-free, but companies have a long way to go to meet their pledges to reach 100% by 2025, according to a group that tracks the issue. 

Compassion in World Farming, a nonprofit that seeks to end factory farming practices, reported that among 116 companies, including restaurants and retailers, with U.S. or North American commitments, 71 reported progress toward their goals, while 12 reported meeting them.