Lapin Noir Kurousagi, a bakery in Chichibu, is cage-free

In response to an inquiry from Animal Rights Center Japan, Lapin Noir Kurousagi in Chichibu, Saitama, responded that all the eggs they use are already cage-free and that they would support the cage-free declaration. The owner says, About 30 years ago when we started a bakery, we used to keep chickens and sell eggs. From that time, I took it for granted.  Cage-rearing is anyway not acceptable. They serve 50 kinds of bread made from organic ingredients like domestic wheat, 11 kinds of cookies, and several kinds of cakes. They also have vegan breads. This store kindly agreed to declare cage-free, and recognize that cage-free rearing is more natural in…

Sugiura Inbo, a wine and bistro restaurant, is cage-free

In response to an inquiry from Animal Rights Center Japan, Wine bar Sugiura Inbo in Chuo-ku, Tokyo, responded that all the eggs they use are already cage-free and that they would support the cage-free declaration. The owner says. At first, I used cage-free eggs because of the poultry farm that I knew.  They were really delicious and good eggs, and I wondered why they were delicious.  As I visited the farm and learned more, I was convinced that the good environment for the animals was why the eggs were delicious . What is cage rearing? In cage rearing, which is the common rearing method for eggs in Japan, chickens are…

Soi cafe, a back alley cafe in Saitama, is cage free

In response to an inquiry from Animal Rights Center Japan, soi cafe in Shibuya, Tokyo, responded that all the eggs they use are already cage-free and that they would support the cage-free declaration. The owner says. The reason I use cage-free eggs is that I went to see an acquaintance’s poultry farm and saw the handmade food and good environment there. Cage-free eggs are made in a good environment, so I would like to use them, knowing that they will be priced accordingly. It was great to hear that they are willing to pay for the better rearing method for animals, rather than obtaining eggs cheaply and efficiently. What is…

Authentic Italian restaurant, Panzerotteria, is cage-free

In response to an inquiry from Animal Rights Center Japan, an Italian restaurant, Panzerotteria in Shibuya, Tokyo, responded that all the eggs they use are already cage-free and that they would support the cage-free declaration. This restaurant serves authentic Italian cuisine such as fried pizza called Panzerotti. In addition to cage-free eggs, meat from free-range cows is used as ingredients taking into account animal welfare. What is cage rearing? In cage rearing, which is the common rearing method for eggs in Japan, chickens are placed in cages and are overcrowded in order to prioritize productivity. As a result, chickens are susceptible to illness due to lack of exercise, and drugs…

Colorado to ban production and sale of eggs with cages, requiring minimum space and enrichment

On 2020/7/1, following Michigan, Colorado passed a law concerning confinement standards for egg-laying hens.  From 2025/1/1, confinement in an enclosure will be banned, as well as sale of eggs from such practice. The law clearly states at the top that this is “to protect the health and welfare of consumers, promote food safety, and advance animal welfare”. Even in cage-free housing, the law requires provision of enrichment that allow the hens to exhibit natural behaviors, including, at a minimum, scratch areas, perches, nest boxes, and dust bathing areas.  In addition, at least 1 square foot (929cm2) of usable floor space per hen is required.  In the case of single level…

Additive-free chiffon cake “Kimichiffon” is cage-free

In response to an inquiry from Animal Rights Center Japan, a chiffon cake shop, Kimichiffon in Shibetsu, Hokkaido, responded that all the eggs they use are already cage-free and that they would support the cage-free declaration. This was originally a cage-free egg farm called Farm Armu, and they also run an additive-free chiffon cake shop using the eggs. The owner says, We don’t think it makes sense to keep chickens unless we keep them cage-free.  First of all, if you keep the chickens trapped, they cannot exercise and they have no physical strength, so you’d have to use drugs from when they are chicks.  Instead, they can walk around and…

Spanish restaurant El Campo is cage-free

In response to an inquiry from Animal Rights Center Japan, a Spanish restaurant, El Campo in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, responded that all the eggs they use are already cage-free and that they would support the cage-free declaration. This is a Spanish restaurant that serves cage-free egg omelets. The reason why the restaurant uses cage-free eggs is to help its acquaintances on a cage-free egg farm and because safe feed is used and the chickens are healthy in cage-free rearing. What is cage rearing? In cage rearing, which is the common rearing method for eggs in Japan, chickens are placed in cages and are overcrowded in order to prioritize productivity. As a result,…

A ramen shop using free-ranged eggs, “Kakurenosato Araki“, is cage-free

In response to an inquiry from Animal Rights Center Japan, a ramen shop, Kakurenosato Araki in Aira City, Kagoshima Prefecture, responded that all the eggs they use are already cage-free and that they would support the cage-free declaration. This shop uses “Otafuku egg“, which are some of the few free ranged eggs in Japan. The owner says, The cost of each cage-free egg, which takes into consideration the chicken’s environment and food, is of course high, but to support young people’s town development and cage-free poultry, as long as I continue this ramen shop I would like to continue using these wonderful eggs that won an ethical award. In Japan,…

Wanohana, aiming for a recycling-based lifestyle, is cage-free

In response to an inquiry from Animal Rights Center Japan, Wanohana farm in Hitachi-Omiya of Ibaraki Prefecture that aims for a recycling-based lifestyle, responded that all the eggs they use are already cage-free and that they would support the cage-free declaration. They sell pudding made of cage-free eggs. Wanohana’s website says, Laying hens are usually abandoned at the age of one and a half to two years. This is because the eggs laid by aged chickens are often deformed or the egg production rate decreases. (although egg quality is fine) The actual lifespan of a chicken is said to be over 5 years, and from my wife’s desire to keep…

Purinyasan Hohoemi Kitchen, a specializing in barn-raised egg puddings, is cage-free

In response to an inquiry from Animal Rights Center Japan, a pudding shop Purinyasan Hohoemi Kitchen in Setagaya Ward, Tokyo, that specializes in pudding using barn-raised eggs, responded that all the eggs they use are already cage-free and that they would support the cage-free declaration. The owner says, I know that most Japanese eggs are cage raised. I use cage-free eggs because I want the animals to be like those animals at least while they are alive. I wish cage-free eggs will become more commonly distributed. In addition, for ecological reason, you can get one stamp on the point card when you return the container and the lid to go,…