November 18, 2013
Cracker Barrel Shareholders Vote to Support Eliminating Controversial Pig Cages from Pork Supply Chain
Shareholders of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store (NASDAQ: CBRL) voted to support the restaurant outlet’s recently-adopted policy to eliminate gestation crates—small cages used to virtually immobilize breeding pigs for months on end—from its pork supply chain.
November 14, 2013
Papa John’s, an international pizza outlet with more than 4,000 stores, announced it will join other major restaurant chains in working to eliminate controversial gestation crates from its supply chain. The cages, used to confine breeding pigs, have been criticized in recent years by animal welfare advocates and the food industry alike.
November 8, 2013
Ahold USA, the parent company of Stop & Shop New England, Stop & Shop New York Metro, Giant Carlisle and Giant Landover with nearly 770 supermarkets in 13 states, along with Peapod, the nation’s leading online grocery shopping and delivery service, announced it is eliminating the lifelong confinement of pigs in cages from its supply chain.
October 31, 2013
A coalition of advocates for family farmers, farm workers and animal welfare has joined with independent producers to defend the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s country-of-origin labeling regulations by filing an amicus curiae brief in support of the law. The regulations tell consumers the national origin of meat, seafood and other agricultural products for sale.
October 24, 2013
The Humane Society of the United States announced the filing of a second class action lawsuit against the nation's fourth-largest poultry producer, Perdue Farms, Inc. over the company's alleged false advertising of factory farmed chicken products as “humane.”
October 23, 2013
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October 18, 2013
The Raleigh Transit Authority and The Humane Society of the United States have settled a lawsuit filed in August challenging the Transit Authority’s refusal to run advertisements that show pigs suffering in extreme confinement, a common pork industry practice.
October 4, 2013
Buffalo Public School District has joined the international Meatless Monday movement by offering exclusively meat-free meals in its K-12 cafeterias every Monday and by educating students about the health benefits of eating more plant-based foods.
September 26, 2013
New Jersey native Martha Stewart has written to members of the New Jersey legislature on behalf of breeding pigs.
September 17, 2013
New Jersey-based and national animal welfare organizations have joined together to urge state legislators to reaffirm their support for a statewide ban on the extreme confinement of breeding pigs in gestation crates—cages roughly the size of pigs’ bodies that are so small, the animals can’t even turn around.