Ask Dunkin’ to Have a Heart for Animals

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DunkinDunkin’ is the world’s largest coffee and baked goods chain serving more than three million customers daily. It offers over 65 varieties of doughnuts — including two heart-shaped specials for Valentine’s Day: Cupid’s Choice and a Chocolate Heart.

Sounds like a sweet deal, until you discover that these heart-shaped specials along every other doughnut offered by Dunkin’ are made with egg and dairy products from factory-farmed animals.

Where does Dunkin’ get its eggs? One of the company’s suppliers is the Minnesota-based egg factory farm Michael Foods, which was the subject of an Animal Outlook investigation in 2009 that uncovered shockingly cruel conditions for over one million laying hens confined inside tiny wire battery cages (see video below). In addition to documenting severe overcrowding, feather loss, and untreated illnesses and injuries, our investigation revealed unsanitary conditions including decomposing and “mummified” corpses left in cages with live birds.

With filthy conditions such as this, it comes as little surprise that, according to USA Today, Michael Foods recently issued an egg recall in 34 states due to possible listeria contamination.

Please share your concerns with the company. Visit now and ask Dunkin’ to have a heart for animals by offering egg- and dairy-free doughnuts and other vegan options to meet the growing demand for more humane foods.


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