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Wendy’s Pledges To Use Only Eggs From Cage-Free Hens By 2020 In North American Locations

Wendy’s might be a little bit tardy to the cage-free egg party, but it’s showing up now with a plan to get in line with its competitors: the chain says it’ll switch to sourcing 100% cage-free eggs by 2020 in all U.S. and Canadian locations. [More]

USDA Investigating Hormel Pork Supplier After Video Showing “Completely Unacceptable” Conditions Surfaces

USDA Investigating Hormel Pork Supplier After Video Showing “Completely Unacceptable” Conditions Surfaces

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it’s going to investigate a Hormel Foods’ pork supplier in Austin, after an undercover video surfaced showing treatment of pigs that is “completely unacceptable,” federal meat inspectors say. [More]

Rejoice, Pork Lovers: Chipotle Says 90% Of Restaurants Now Serving Carnitas

Rejoice, Pork Lovers: Chipotle Says 90% Of Restaurants Now Serving Carnitas

Sound the pork bell and toot the meat horn: if you’re a fan of pork in your tacos and burritos, you’ll be glad to hear that Chipotle is declaring an impending end to the carnitas shortage that started back in January. The other white meat is now available at 90% of its 1,500 restaurants, the chain announced today. [More]

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Niman Ranch: New Perdue Ownership Doesn’t Mean Animal Welfare Standards Will Change

Upon the news that Niman Ranch had been bought by poultry giant Perdue, some customers of the specialty meats business have expressed fears that the company they know and love for its animal welfare standards will change its act under the new ownership. Those concerns have prompted Perdue and Niman Ranch, along with one of its biggest customers, Chipotle, to reassure customers that they’ve got nothing to worry about. [More]

Nestle Implements Tougher Animal Welfare Standards For Thousands Of Suppliers

Nestle Implements Tougher Animal Welfare Standards For Thousands Of Suppliers

Several months after workers at one of its dairy suppliers were charged with animal cruelty after being caught on camera abusing cows, Nestle says that it is taking steps to ensure that the animals in its supply chain are treated properly.
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Secret Film Of Hy-Line Hatchery Shows "Inappropriate Action" Of Workers

Secret Film Of Hy-Line Hatchery Shows "Inappropriate Action" Of Workers

If you get easily upset at animal welfare stories, skip this post or come back to it later when you’ve mentally prepared yourself. It’s sort of messed up. On the other hand, haven’t you always wondered how hatcheries can produce only female chickens?