Animal Rights Collective Blog

Urge Dunkin’ Donuts to Stop Using Eggs and Dairy by christine

In August 2009, a Compassion Over Killing investigator worked inside an egg factory farm in Minnesota owned by Michael Foods, one of the nation’s largest egg producers. While employed there, the investigator used a hidden camera to document horrific abuses including:

  • Hens immobilized in the wires of their cages, unable to access food or water
  • Decomposing and “mummified” corpses left in cages with live birds
  • A Michael Foods employee decapitating a hen
  • Birds suffering from overcrowding, severe feather loss, and untreated injuries.

Minnesota-based Michael Foods supplies eggs to several national restaurant chains, including Dunkin’ Donuts. Compassion Over Killing has reached out to Dunkin Donuts numerous times to inquire about the treatment of hens in its supply chain and to encourage the company to make meaningful changes for hens–and consumers–by making vegan donuts.

Dunkin’ Donuts is the world’s largest coffee and baked goods chain serving more than 3 million customers daily. There are an estimated 6,400 stores in the U.S. alone, offering more than 52 varieties of donuts–and every single donut served contains both egg and dairy products from animals forced to endure miserable conditions on farms.

Switching to vegan donuts is easy and cruelty-free. Not only will items be healthier for consumers because they will not contain cholesterol and have less fat, they will also create less suffering for animals. Many other companies such as Morningstar Farms, Lightlife Foods, and Boca have addressed this issue and have promised to phase out egg and dairy ingredients from their products. Your voice as a consumer speaks volumes and determines the products that companies supply, please take a few minutes today to use your voice for the animals.

Please share your concerns, letting the company know you want it to stop using eggs and dairy in its donuts and offer vegan menu items to meet the growing demand for healthier and more compassionate foods:

Email Dunkin’ Donuts Now!

Call the Company: 800-859-5339
Send a Letter to the CEO:
Dunkin Brands
Attn: Nigel Travis
130 Royall Street
Canton, MA 02021 

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