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Tyson Foods Announces Animal Treatment Audit

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Tyson Foods Announces Animal Treatment Audit

Last week Tyson announced their new Tyson FarmCheck™ Program – an animal treatment audit of suppliers’ farms.  Although Tyson denies a direct link between this new program and pressure from animal rights groups, there is undoubtedly a connection.  Although Tyson’s standards are still not stellar – they allow the use of gestation crates, for example […]

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McDonald’s to End Gestation Crate Use

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McDonald's to End Gestation Crate Use

Yet another huge meat purchaser, McDonald’s, has made the commitment to end the use of gestation crates for pigs. While this won’t fully take effect until 2022 (10 years away!) at least it is a step in the right direction.  In many news articles Paul Shapiro, vice president of farm animal protection for the Humane […]