Consumerist reports that Target is transitioning to only selling eggs from uncaged hens by 2025. Target made the announcement on Twitter that it’s working with suppliers to offer more cage-free eggs in the U.S., with the goal of completing the changeover in the next 9 years.
“Target is committed to the humane treatment of animals, and we believe they should be raised in clean, safe environments free from cruelty, abuse or neglect,” the company said in a statement on its site. “In January 2016, we announced that we will work with our suppliers to increase our offerings of cage-free shell eggs nationwide, working toward a 100 percent cage-free shell egg assortment by 2025, based on available supply.”
Though others in the food sector have already ventured down the cage-free path —Subway, Dunkin’ Donuts, McDonald’s, Taco Bell, and Panera Bread, to name a few — Target is one of only a few retailers that have made the same pledge so far.