International House of Pancakes agrees to phase in cage-free eggs

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International House of Pancakes (IHOP) has agreed to start phasing in the use of cage-free eggs. This decision comes after a testing period which began in December 2009.

By June of 2010, IHOP plans to purchase a minimum of 2% of its eggs from hens who are not confined in battery cages.

In September Bill Maher starred in a video for The Humane Society where he deemed IHOP, the International House of Pain as he explained the conditions in which hens are “crammed into tiny cages where they can barely move an inch.”

IHOP joins a growing list of companies who have updated animal welfare policies including Subway, Denny’s, Burger King, Wendy’s Quiznos, Sonic, Carls Jr., Hardee’s, and Red Robin.

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