The Humane Society offers praise for culinary school’s switch to cage-free eggs

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It may not be egg-free but at least it’s cage-free.

The Humane Society of the United States of America (HSUS) has commended The International Culinary Schools at the Art Institutes for jettisoning suppliers who use battery cage-hens for egg production.

The new more animal friendly initiative involves implementing cage-free eggs in the school’s student run restaurants.

"The International Culinary Schools at the Art Institutes has demonstrated that being an innovative culinary leader involves taking animal welfare and sustainability seriously," said Kristie Middleton, corporate outreach manager of The HSUS' factory farming campaign. "The Humane Society of the United States applauds the schools for taking a stand against keeping hens confined in cages so small they can't even spread their wings."

According to HSUS, The International Culinary Schools at the Art Institutes—quite a keyboard-ful—joins other “culinary heavy-hitters” Wolfgang Puck and Guy Fieri in the cage-free egg movement.

It appears the numbers of institutions and private establishments making the switch to cage-free eggs is on a steep incline. Take note McDonald’s.

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