Why isn’t “cage-free” good enough?

Myth

Cage-free eggs are the same as free-range eggs.

Reality

Each term means something totally different! Red Gate Grocer eggs are American Humane Certified as free-range and that means everything from pasture access to square foot of space per bird is checked. Which one do you think makes for a happier hen?

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Myth

Cage-free hens are required to have outdoor access.

Reality

Cage-free just means the hens aren’t penned into inhumane and impossibly small spaces for their whole lives. Cage-free hens don’t go outside. Cage-free hens don’t have pasture access. Cage-free hens cannot wander around in the fresh air and sunshine when they please

Reality

Myth

Saying a hen is "happy" can substitute for being held accountable to transparent 3rd party humane certifications and standards.

Reality

Red Gate Grocer eggs are from a single family farm that undergoes annual 3rd party checks from the American Humane Society. The standards for free-range laying hens are 172 PAGES long.
Check them out here: http://bit.ly/2mBCPj0

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