Protesters in Lincoln, and across the nation, demanding change from Dunkin’ Donuts
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Consumers across the U.S. are protesting at various Dunkin’ Donuts locations over the company’s failure to keep its 2015 promise of sourcing all eggs from cage-free hens.
Here in Lincoln, members of the Humane League gathered outside the Dunkin’ Donuts on Old Cheney Road.
The league’s mission is to end the abuse of all animals raised for produce.
“The reason we want people to go cage-free, or Dunkin’ Donuts to go cage-free, is because currently, egg suppliers are putting seven to eight hens in cages called battery cages,” said Robert Rieck, a volunteer captain at the Humane League. “And the individual moving space, per hen, is less than the size of a standard sheet of paper.”
While Dunkin’ Donuts promised consumers to reach its goal of going 100% cage-free by 2025, right now, it is only at 11% cage-free.
This has caused people across seven states, including here in Nebraska, to demand change.