Burger King Announces New Animal Welfare Changes
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Burger King isn't just changing up its menu, it's changing up what meat and dairy products it uses. Today, the company announced new changes to its animal welfare standards for pork and egg products.
In a press release, Burger King says it plans to eliminate gestation crates for breeding pigs, as well as battery cages for laying chickens. The move is supported by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), and could be ground-breaking for the industry.
"Burger King Corp. has demonstrated when it comes to America’s largest fast-food chains, it continues to set the standard," said Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of the HSUS in the press release. "These changes by Burger King Corp. will improve life for countless farm animals and encourage other companies to abide by animal welfare principles up and down their supply chain."
In 2007, Burger King began to phase in cage-free animal products.
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