This week’s news comes from none other than the business world!
See, the Humane Society sat down with companies and asked them to agree to buy meat obtained from humane sources, including pork. So companies pressured their pork suppliers to move toward eliminating the use of gestational crates.
What are gestational crates? Oh, they look like this.
So most (but not all) pork suppliers agreed to do away with them.
But for some companies, a promise was not good enough.
Recently the HSUS announced that Wendys, IHOP, Applebees, and several other companies are requiring quarterly progress reports from their suppliers to show they really ARE making the move away from gestation crates.
The Seaboard Company, however, is NOT doing away with gestation crates, and won’t even discuss the matter with HSUS. I strongly encourage you to NOT buy pork from their producers.
Oh, and one other thing. I’m sure you notice all the cool pins to Pinterest and Facebook of all those foods with bacon. Don’t be fooled, folks. Those are a part of a PR campaign by the pork industry to get you wanting to eat more bacon. Their hope is that you’ll demand cheaper bacon, so they can say they can’t afford to make the humane switch. Don’t let them get away with that!