Cracker Barrel Cruelty

Is the Cracker Barrel near me profiting off of empty promises to its consumers?

For years, consumers have been demanding better animal welfare standards from food providers. More than 400 companies, including Cracker Barrel, have responded by committing to eliminate caged eggs from their supply chains. While other companies have made considerable strides in their cage-free egg supply transition, Cracker Barrel's lack of progress shows that it's not taking its promises seriously. The secret is out: Cracker Barrel has reservations about ending animal suffering on its menu.

It’s time for Cracker Barrel, Chicken ‘n Biscuits by Cracker Barrel, The Pancake Kitchen by Cracker Barrel, and Cracker Barrel Kitchen to stop profiting from needless animal cruelty and keep their promise to go cage-free!

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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:

These states have banned battery cages