June 25, 2014
Safeway Receives National Animal Welfare Award
America’s second largest grocer recognized for its work improving animal welfare in its supply chain
Safeway received the Henry Spira Humane Corporate Progress Award from The Humane Society of the United States. The grocery chain – the second largest in the country – earned the award for its work in 2013 to end the extreme confinement of pigs in its supply chain.
Matt Prescott, food policy director for the Humane Society of the United States, said: “Safeway has been a leader on tackling many of the worst farm animal abuses in food production for a decade. We believe in offering credit where credit is due, and Safeway certainly deserves some for showing the pork industry that gestation crates have no future.”
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