06/14/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

McDonald's U.S. Opposes 5% Cage-Free Eggs, While McDonald's Europe Commits To 100% Cage-Free

The European Union has passed a law that bans conventional battery cages starting in 2012, so McDonald's Europe has committed to being 100% cage-free over there by the end of 2010. But in the U.S., a proposal for 5% cage-free eggs (a start) put forward by the Humane Society was rejected by the board, and it was recommended that the company's shareholders vote against the proposal.

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