Viking has announced a commitment to sourcing 100 percent cage-free eggs throughout its global supply chain by 2024 or 2025 at the latest.
In this commitment to animal welfare, Viking joins a number of cruise lines including Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, Carnival Cruises, and Royal Caribbean. Based on its cage-free policy, Viking may even fulfill its promise one year earlier compared to other major cruise lines.
The commitment comes after the campaign of Open Wing Alliance, a global organization focused on ending animal cruelty, specifically against chickens. Started by the Humane League, the Open Wing Alliance has over 90 member organizations in 67 countries.
“By publicly pledging to eliminate the worst forms of laying hen confinement from its global operations, the Viking victory significantly advances our global cage-free work,” said Jennie Hunter, senior campaigns coordinator at Open Wing Alliance.
“Viking is the latest company to heed a powerful message: people care about the treatment of animals, and caged hens deserve better.”
Viking has made its cage-free policy public and has already updated the FAQ section on their official website to include this information.
“Viking is committed to procuring 100% cage-free eggs (shell and liquid) throughout its global supply chain by 2024, 2025 at the latest. We are already sourcing cage-free eggs and are confident of hitting our stated targets,” it is stated on the cruise line’s website.