Humane Economy

Burger King Leads the Charge for Better Animal Welfare

By on April 25, 2012 in Farm Animals, Humane Economy with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Burger King Leads the Charge for Better Animal Welfare

The HSUS and Burger King are jointly announcing that the world’s second-largest fast food burger chain will eliminate both battery cages and gestation crates from its U.S. supply chain. With this announcement explicitly disapproving the extreme confinement of farm animals, Burger King has set a new standard for animal care in the food retail sector.

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Wendy’s Dumping Gestation Crates

By on March 26, 2012 in Farm Animals, Humane Economy, Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Wendy’s Dumping Gestation Crates

Humane Society International Rescues 125 dogs in Quebec On Friday, in yet another major victory for our efforts to eliminate gestation crates once and for all, the nation’s second-largest restaurant chain Wendy’s announced that it will require its U.S. and Canadian pork suppliers to outline . . . 

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Bon Appétit Adopts Strong Farm Animal Welfare Measures

By on February 21, 2012 in Farm Animals, Humane Economy with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Bon Appétit Adopts Strong  Farm Animal Welfare Measures

Bon Appetit, which runs more than 400 dining operations for corporations, universities, museums, and specialty venues in 31 states, is announcing the rollout of the food service industry’s most comprehensive farm animal welfare policy to date.

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McDonald’s Moving to End Gestation Crates

By on February 13, 2012 in Farm Animals, Humane Economy with 2 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
McDonald’s Moving to End Gestation Crates

McDonald’s is the biggest and perhaps best-known restaurant chain in the world. And today, it made an announcement about gestation crates in a joint statement with The HSUS.

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Smithfield Recommits to 2017 Phase-Out of Gestation Crates

By on December 8, 2011 in Farm Animals, Humane Economy with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Smithfield Recommits to 2017 Phase-Out of Gestation Crates

Major pork company Smithfield committed to phase out gestation crates for pigs by 2017, but backpedaled on this timeline in 2009. This led to a serious HSUS campaign, including an undercover investigation at one of its factory farms. Read more on today’s positive news on this issue.

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McDonald’s Takes Initial Positive Step by Starting to Use Cage-Free Eggs in the U.S.

By on May 20, 2011 in Farm Animals, Humane Economy with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
McDonald’s Takes Initial Positive Step by Starting to Use Cage-Free Eggs in the U.S.

McDonald’s announced this week that it would begin buying 12 million cage-free eggs a year, meaning about 50,000 fewer hens will know the confines of a battery cage. In the last few years, California and Michigan have enacted important cage-free reforms; Washington and Oregon have pending ballot measures on the topic; and many major food purveyors have adopted policies to start switching to cage-free eggs.

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Turning the Page for Farm Animals

By on May 27, 2009 in Farm Animals, Humane Economy with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Turning the Page for Farm Animals

Two recent books, and all of the other activity on farm animal issues, are markers of a national movement to re-examine where our food comes from, to assess the economic and non-economic costs of industrial animal agriculture, and imagine ways of doing better.

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Set the Table for Change

By on December 29, 2008 in Companion Animals, Farm Animals, Humane Economy with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Set the Table for Change

A few weeks ago, President-elect Barack Obama announced that former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack would be his selection for Agriculture Secretary, disappointing at least some of the interest groups focused on a food reform agenda for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and continuing his pattern . . . 

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Writing on the Farm’s Wall

By on November 4, 2008 in Farm Animals, Humane Economy with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

You don’t have to take my word for it when I say that the cruelest practices on the farm are on the way out. You can plainly read it on the website homepage of a major pork buyer, a brand familiar around the world. Here . . . 

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Forecast for Farm Animals

By on May 1, 2008 in Farm Animals, Humane Economy with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Forecast for Farm Animals

There comes a time in all successful social movements when the seeds of reform that have long been sown finally begin to grow roots and take hold of the soil. When it comes to our fight against the most extreme confinement of animals on today’s . . . 

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