Promising News for Pigs
Today, The Humane Society of the United States and McDonald's announced that the fast food giant is taking important steps toward ending the confinement of pigs in gestation crates within the company's U.S. supply chain -- steps that we support. In our joint announcement, the country's largest restaurant chain states, "McDonald's wants to see the end of sow confinement in gestation stalls in our supply chain" and further notes that, "there are alternatives that we think are better for the welfare of sows." Read more about the McDonald’s announcement here»
When a company of McDonald's size and influence speaks, the industry listens. This is an important step toward the end of the confinement of pigs in tiny cages, following on the heels of recent announcements by Smithfield and Hormel making it clear gestation crates are on the way out.
The HSUS looks forward to continuing our dialogue with McDonald’s, and to reporting more about its progress.
Without you, these farm animal protection advancements wouldn't be possible -- thank you for your support.
Wayne Pacelle, President & CEO
P.S. Show your friends what gestation crates look like -- watch and share the video from HSUS's latest whistleblowing exposť.