February 4, 2013
Companies Pledge to Go Gestation-Crate-Free
New supply policies stop cruel gestation crates for pigs
Most breeding pigs in the U.S. are confined in "gestation crates" for virtually their entire lives. While pregnant, they're confined to crates about two feet wide that nearly prevent them from moving. These intelligent and sensitive animals are so cramped that they can't turn around or take more than a step forward or backward, making their suffering among the worst of all factory-farmed animals.
The HSUS is persuading companies that deal in pork to get gestation crates out of their supply chains. The more companies that get on the right side of history—and the more individuals who pledge to help pigs—the more awareness will spread that this kind of confinement is unacceptably cruel.
Companies that have pledged to get pigs out of gestation crates
|Atlantic Premium Brands||Au Bon Pain||Baja Fresh|
|Bon Appétit Management Co.||Bruegger's Bagels||Burger King|
|Campbell Soup||Canyon's Burger||Carl's Jr.|
|Carnival Cruise Lines||Compass Group||ConAgra Foods|
|Dunkin' Donuts||Einstein Bros. Bagels||General Mills|
|Kroger||La Salsa Mexican Grill||Manhattan Bagels|
|Marriott International||McDonald's||Metz Culinary Management|
|Noah's New York Bagels||Oscar Mayer||Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines|
|Target||The Cheesecake Factory||Wendy's|
|Wienerschnitzel||Williams Sausage Company|