Ingles Markets Cruelty

Is the Ingles near me trying to profit from empty promises to its customers?

For years, consumers have been demanding better animal welfare standards from food providers. More than 400 companies, including Ingles Markets, have responded by committing to eliminate caged eggs from their supply chains. While others have been transparent with their customers about their progress, including many grocery stores in Asheville, Ingles is refusing to report progress on its cage-free egg commitment.

Is Ingles remaining silent because it hasn't made any progress since 2016? If so, its weekly ad won't tell you what it really has in store for hens in its supply chain - prolonged suffering. Hold Ingles accountable for its support of animal cruelty.

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Why Cage-Free?


Egg-laying hens are forcefully shoved inside wire cages, and on average, each hen is only afforded as little as 67 square inches of cage space — less than a single sheet of letter-sized paper on which to live her entire life. This intense confinement is the main source for frustration, injuries, and in many cases death.


Foot and claw damage are more frequent in cages than in other systems, with lesions, fissures, and twisted or broken claws resulting from stepping on sharp wiring every day. Often, other body parts are caught in the caging, which results in fractured or broken bones, deformities, and further feather wear.

Mental Anguish

Like any animal, chickens are highly motivated to perform natural behaviors. These behaviors include nesting, perching, scratching, foraging, and exploring. Caged chickens are denied all of these natural behaviors, causing them severe distress and frustration.

These states have banned battery cages