[Worldwide campaign] Asking the famous dumpling chain Din Tai Fung to ban battery cage eggs

World-renowned Taiwanese food chain Din Tai Fung keeps chickens in their cages, tormenting them, and continuing to abuse them. Din Tai Fung claims that “quality is the lifeblood of business”, but what about animal welfare for eggs? Please stop battery caged rearing of chickens 70+ animal protection groups around the world, including ARCJ, have launched a campaign asking Din Tai Fung to switch to cage-free eggs (eggs from chickens not confined in cages, like cage-free or free-range), which is becoming the world’s standard. We ask Din Tai Fung to procure only 100% cage-free eggs throughout its supply chain around the world. The use of only cage-free eggs is becoming the…

Already 4 US states have decided to ban the sale of caged eggs

Japan is still in a situation where 99% of eggs are produced from battery cages, and the industry is clinging to this old rearing method. However, there will be no future there. In USA, sale of caged eggs have been banned starting in Massachusetts, then in California, Washington, and Oregon. Furthermore,  Other states tried to ask the Supreme Court to repeal the law in Massachusetts but the Supreme Court did not accept the lawsuit. Eggs in the US are inexpensive. Unlike in Japan, it must be advantageous to be able to produce feed within the country, and to have large production volumes with large facilities. It seems that Japan wants…

Let’s end caged rearing

Regarding the animal welfare regulations on rearing method that the International Animal Health Organization OIE is trying to formulate, Japan continues to give negative opinions saying “reasonable flexibility should be ensured considering various production modes”. In response to industry and national attitudes, we, the Animal Rights Center Japan, have requested that animal welfare be enhanced in collaboration with other animal rights groups. Consumer groups have also joined the national committee and are speaking out for animal welfare. However, the opinions of NGOs are not reflected at all. The chicken farm shown in this video is from Japan. This is the result of ensuring reasonable flexibility. There is no law at…