ANIMAL RIGHTS GROUPS SPLIT ON WHOLE FOODS' INITIATIVE

NEW YORK -- The formation of a farm animal welfare foundation by Whole Foods Market stores is getting mixed reviews from animal rights groups.Austin, Texas-based Whole Foods announced it will donate more than $550,000 as seed money toward the creation of the new Animal Compassion Foundation, a nonprofit organization set up to provide education and research services to help ranchers and meat producers

NEW YORK -- The formation of a farm animal welfare foundation by Whole Foods Market stores is getting mixed reviews from animal rights groups.

Austin, Texas-based Whole Foods announced it will donate more than $550,000 as seed money toward the creation of the new Animal Compassion Foundation, a nonprofit organization set up to provide education and research services to help ranchers and meat producers "to achieve a higher standard of animal welfare excellence while still maintaining e

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