ACTIVISTS VOICE CAUTIOUS PRAISE FOR ANIMAL-WELFARE GUIDELINES

WASHINGTON -- Publication of an animal-welfare program by the Food Marketing Institute and the National Council of Chain Restaurants received high marks from activists promoting better treatment of animals used for human consumption."It's historic in a sense, because it represents the entire food industry acknowledging that some practices, while legal, are abusive to animals," said Bruce Friedrich,

WASHINGTON -- Publication of an animal-welfare program by the Food Marketing Institute and the National Council of Chain Restaurants received high marks from activists promoting better treatment of animals used for human consumption.

"It's historic in a sense, because it represents the entire food industry acknowledging that some practices, while legal, are abusive to animals," said Bruce Friedrich, who leads the animal-welfare campaign for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals,

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