Sonic Drive-In Cruelty

Is Sonic trying to profit from empty promises to its customers?

Sonic Drive-In is keeping secrets. This restaurant made a commitment to have their menu be cage-free, but they are refusing to report their progress. Hens in Sonic’s supply chain are forced to live in filthy cages with no room to move or even spread their wings. It doesn't have to be this way. Major companies worldwide are ditching cages, and consumer demand for cage-free eggs is growing. It’s time for Sonic to stop profiting from needless animal cruelty. Sonic needs to let consumers know if its keeping its word to stop using eggs from caged hens.

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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.

Progress on the Issue

Many leading food companies are reporting on their progress toward being 100% cage-free, including these: