Burger King To Go Cage-Free?

If you don’t like thinking about the hens who produced the egg on your BK Breakfast thingy, and the fact that they are confined to little dingy cages wile you eat their unborn… We have good news for you. And the hens. Burger King has revised its policy and will now begin buying more food from humane suppliers. From The New York Times:

Animal rights advocates praised Burger King for its new commitment to begin buying eggs and pork from suppliers that do not keep their animals in cages or crates.

”We certainly hope that people will order the BK Veggie Burger when they go into Burger King,” said Matt Prescott, spokesman for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. ”But the fact that Burger King has made positive changes for some of the animals killed for its restaurants will send a ripple effect through the fast food industry and show other companies that animal welfare cannot be ignored.”

PETA has been critical of the fast food giant in the past

Burger King will double the percentage of cage-free pork it buys by the end of 2007, as well as doubling its percentage of cage-free eggs. Burger King will also “look favorably” on producers who use humane methods when making their purchasing decisions. Mmm, anyone want to share their croissanwich?—MEGHANN MARCO

Burger King Pledges Cage – Free Food [NYT]
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