With no cage-free policy in Mexico, Walmart is under pressure from The Humane League
The Humane League's latest action against the world's largest retailer took place on Saturday, Jan. 14 in San Diego. A coalition of volunteers protested at a local Walmart to draw attention to the fact that, even though the company is phasing out eggs from caged hens in the US, Canada and the UK, it still plans to sell caged eggs in Mexico and the rest of Latin America.
Consumers are taking note. During the protest, many customers took informational leaflets from us, wanted to know more about the issue, and some went inside to speak with local management.
While we reached many people locally, we reached even more online using several platforms, including Facebook and Snapchat. Our live coverage of the event has already been viewed by over 12 thousand people.
But, the protest is only one way that people are letting Walmart know they won't tolerate inequities in the food supply and the continued abuse of laying hens. More than 88 thousand people have already signed our online petition.
You can help us continue to send a clear and compelling message to Walmart that consumers and animals in Mexico should be treated equally.
Visit our Consumers Against Walmart website. From there, you can sign the petition, send an email to Walmart's leadership, and create a selfie that shows you believe Walmart needs to extend its cage-free egg policy to Mexico.
And, keep an eye open for additional local protests, including one planned for Jan. 20 near Philadelphia. If Walmart continues to ignore the needs of consumers and animals in Mexico and Latin America, we will be mobilizing in more cities across the US.
We hope you will join us!