Tony Lucia, the General Manager of Lunardi's Supermarket, proclaims: "Lunardi's considers the proper treatment of animals to be of critical concern…we share the same concern and compassion for proper animal treatment as most Americans." So, why won't Lunardi's give an inch on its company egg policy?
Unlike its main competitors, Andronico's Market and Whole Foods Market, Lunardi's thinks cramming chickens in cages for their entire lives is "proper animal treatment". Sadly, Lunardi's is out of step with reality and the concerns of its own shoppers.
Bay Area consumers and store employees agree that Lunardi's must ban the sale of battery-cage eggs (online http://www.cal-eggs.com/).
Join East Bay Animal Advocates for an eight-day advocacy campaign at the beginning of September's National Chicken Month. From September 4 to September 11, make an important phone call or fax a letter to a selected Lunardi's store location:
September 4: Danville Store
September 5: Walnut Creek Store
September 6: San Bruno Store
September 7: Los Gatos Store
September 8: Belmont Store
September 10: San Jose Store
September 11: Burlingame Store
Don't forget to join us for a letter-writing party on Tuesday, September 4 at 7 PM at Pizza Plaza (6211 Shattuck Avenue in Oakland). Plus, we will be holding a special public demonstration at Lunardi's Burlingame store (1825 El Camino Real) on Sunday, September 9 at 12:30 PM. To participate, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online at LunardisAbuse.com.