Tue Sep 19 2006 Andronicos's Market Eggs To Be 100% Cage-Free by October 1, 2006
In a concerted and multi-faceted 7-month campaign, East Bay Animal Advocates (EBAA) and other activist groups successfully convinced Andronico's Markets to forgo the use of any and all egg suppliers that rely on intensive battery cages. While Andronico's previously had claimed it was "committed to the highest standards of animal husbandry," an EBAA undercover investigation found that Andronico's primary egg supplier, NuCal Foods, kept egg-laying hens in
squalid and cramped conditions. Just this past February, EBAA began the campaign to encourage Andronico's to stop selling eggs produced in battery cages. The campaign included creating an informative website (AndronicosAbuse.com); call-in, fax-in, and email campaigns to company officials; consumer awareness demonstrations outside of various Andronico's locations in the Bay Area; and even a
billboard sponsored by the Humane Society of the US (HSUS) boldly-placed just one block from Andronico's headquarters in the East Bay city of Albany.