Ryan wrote an open letter to Craig Jelinek, CEO Costco Wholesale Corporation which was published by CageFreeFuture.com. You can find the open letter below and you can head over to CageFreeFuture.com for more information.
Dear Mr. Jelinek,
I am writing today about the recent undercover investigation conducted by my friends at
The Humane Society of the United States at a Costco egg supplier. Video footage revealed
abhorrent cruelty including rows upon rows of birds confined in filth-laden cages with the
mummified corpses of their cage-mates—eating, sleeping, defecating, and laying eggs on
top of dead birds—and hens’ wings, legs, and necks trapped in the corroded wires of their
Furthermore, it is appalling that Costco has been selling these eggs with deceptive labeling
on cartons featuring graphics of birds living out in a green pasture. You’re already
eliminating cages for veal calves and pigs – don’t you feel that chickens also deserve the
So many corporations are meeting public demand for more humane products and
transparency in the food chain. I sincerely hope that Costco will set plans now to go
completely cage-free for its eggs.