Open Wing Alliance Applauds TORIDOLL for Commitment to Eliminating Cages
New York, NY (RestaurantNews.com) TORIDOLL Holdings Corporation, one of the world’s largest restaurant companies based in Japan, has released a groundbreaking global report animal welfare policy pledging to source 100% cage-free eggs and egg products for its restaurants worldwide, making it the largest cage-free commitment by a Japanese multinational to date. This essential commitment to improving the welfare of laying hens follows the collaboration between Toridol and the Open Wing Alliancea global coalition of over 90 leading animal welfare organizations in 63 countries.
With over 1,700 restaurants in 27 countries, a strong presence in Asia and a rapid growth trajectory, TORIDOLL’s new policy is set to benefit countless laying hens raised in global supply chains. In Japan alone, each TORIDOLL restaurant uses more than 1000 eggs per day. With this commitment in place, TORIDOLL Japan is expected to source approximately 1.2 million cage-free eggs by the end of 2022 and 11.68 million cage-free eggs by the end of 2022. year 2023, improving the lives of approximately 40,000 laying hens in space. of 16 months.
“Because of the scale of Toridoll’s influence, this commitment to sourcing cage-free eggs will dramatically change the face of animal agriculture globally,” said Hannah Surowinski, Relationship Coordinator of global business. “It definitely proves that the world is rapidly moving away from cruel cages.”
The coalition effort that helped secure this animal welfare policy was led by members of the Open Wing Alliance, a global coalition united to improve the welfare of chickens raised on factory farms around the world. Tens of thousands of supporters and customers around the world have joined the effort by taking hundreds of thousands of digital actions to encourage companies to come out of the cage.
Why get out of the cage?
- Food safetyAccording to the European Food Safety Authority, cage farms are 25 times more likely to be contaminated with salmonella. These cramped and outdated cages raise major food safety concerns for consumers.
- Confinement: Laying hens are intensely confined inside wire cages for most of their lives. The cages are so overcrowded that the hens cannot do many important, natural things. Some hens cannot endure this extreme suffering and die in their cages.
- injuries: Damage to feet and claws is more common in cages than in other systems, with lesions, cracks, and bent or broken claws resulting from walking on sharp wires every day. Often other body parts get caught in the cage, resulting in fractured or broken bones, deformities and severe loss of feathers.
- mental anguish: Like any animal, chickens are highly motivated to adopt natural behaviors. Although some cage farms provide token enrichment, it is so poor that it is of little or no importance to the hens. The constant inability to perform actions that seem natural leads to immense and endless frustration.
As consumer demand for cageless eggs continues to grow, global companies like TORIDOLL have abandoned cages worldwide. More than 130 other global commitments to end the use of battery cages have been made by some of the biggest companies worldwide, including KFC, Burger King, Taco Bell, Krispy Kreme, Unilever, Nestlé, Aldi, InterContinental Hotels, Sodexo, Kraft Heinz, Compass Group, Shake Shack, Famous Brands, Costa Coffee and Barilla.
Toridol Holdings Company has over 1,700 restaurants in 27 countries with brands such as Marugame Udon, Wok to Walk, Shoryu Ramen, Pokeworks, Konas Coffee, Boat Noodle, Monster Curry, Tamjai Samgor Mixian, Tamjai Hunnan Mixian, etc.
About the Open Wing Alliance
The Open Wing Alliance is a global coalition of animal welfare organizations focused on creating a unified front in our campaign to end the abuse of chickens around the world. The alliance was founded in 2016 by The Human League and has grown into a global force with 90 member organizations changing the way the world’s largest companies treat animals and setting a new standard for corporate animal welfare policies at the local level – in all major markets – and in the world.
About the Humane League
The Humane League is a global non-profit organization that exists to end the abuse of animals raised for food. Since its creation in 2005, The Human League focused on effectively ending the worst abuses in factory farming, securing strong animal welfare commitments from major foodservice providers, restaurants, food manufacturers and industry leaders hospitality industry around the world, changing the lives of billions of farm animals who suffer every day.