UEP Welfare Seal: Phony “Animal
The U.S. egg industry’s trade group United Egg Producers
(UEP) has developed a false “welfare seal” for egg cartons.
Under UEP’s new “Animal Care Certified” Seal,
hens may still be:
- Warehoused in filthy stacks of barren cages.
- Force molted by food deprivation for 2-3 weeks.
- Debeaked with painful guillotine blades.
- Suffocated to death at rendering plants and in landfills.
What Can I Do?
- Please replace eggs with vegan products. All
products with egg ingredients come from battery-caged hens. Egg
whites instead of whole eggs actually double the number of eggs
that are used, increasing the number of hens rotting in cages.
- Please urge baking companies to include vegan alternatives
to eggs in their package instructions and recipes. For
example, 2 Tbsp to ¼ cup of applesauce, apple butter, or
other fruit purees can substitute for 1 egg. Other options are
1 mashed banana for 1 egg; 2 Tbsp soft tofu, potato starch, or
cornstarch for 1 egg; a little extra yeast or baking soda for
lightness; a little extra vegetable oil for moisture.
In most cases, you can make your suggestions on the company’s
website. Always politely request a reply.
Contact: Robert Morrison, CEO
The Quaker Company
PO Box 049003
Chicago, IL 60604
Contact: Steve Sanger, CEO
General Mills, Inc.
PO Box 1113
Minneapolis, MN 55440
Contact: Dale Morrison, CEO
Aurora Foods, Inc.
11432 Lackland Road
St. Louis, MO 63146
Contact: Howard Holmes, CEO
Chelsea Milling Company
PO Box 460
Chelsea, MI 48118
Contact: Ron Wise, CEO
PO Box 88176
Seattle, WA 98138-2176
Contact: Consumer Relations
International Multifood Corporation
PO Box 580740
Minneapolis, MN 55458-0740
Contact: Ian Grossman, Sr. Vice President
Topco Association Inc.
7711 Gross Point Road
Skokie, IL 60077
United Poultry Concerns is a nonprofit organization that promotes
the compassionate and respectful treatment of domestic fowl.
United Poultry Concerns, Inc.
PO Box 150
Machipongo, VA 23405-0150
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