On May 11, the Humane Society of the United States, the country’s largest defender of animal rights, formally recognized Google for banishing from its dining facilities eggs laid by hens confined within cages or tiny enclosures.
That’s a lot of eggs. Google’s infamous campus cafeterias dish out 7,000 gallons of liquefied eggs, and 300,000 shell eggs a year.
You know who else is a good egg? It’s Google competitor Yahoo, which is also slated soon to do the same in its cafeterias.
The Humane Society is hoping that all the clucking will draw attention to the fact that in the United States, approximately 95 percent of eggs sold come from hens confined to enclosures so small the birds can’t even spread their wings, let alone “engage in many other natural behaviors.”
The kudos for Google come at a time when some are beginning to question the company’s well-known do-no-evil credo because of some of its actions, such as agreeing to censor info in China.