HSUS Praises Harris Teeter's Animal Welfare Efforts

At Harris Teeter's annual meeting, a representative from the Humane Society of the United States is scheduled to speak, praising the retailer "for its forward-thinking animal welfare policies, which are more comprehensive than those of almost all its competitors, including most of its national rivals," HSUS said in a release.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — At Harris Teeter [2]'s annual meeting here, a representative from the Humane Society of the United States is scheduled to speak, praising the retailer "for its forward-thinking animal welfare policies, which are more comprehensive than those of almost all its competitors, including most of its national rivals," HSUS said in a release.

The group cites Harris Teeter's commitment to sell almost four times as many cage-free eggs as the food retailing industry's national average, its efforts to ramp up its purchases of pork from suppliers that do not use gestation crates to confine sows, and its efforts to "dramatically increase" the amount of poultry it sells from suppliers that use "controlled-atmosphere killing," which HSUS regards as the most humane poultry slaughter method.

"Harris Teeter believes that part of being a good corporate citizen means helping to improve conditions for farm animals," Harris Teeter President Fred Morganthall, said in a release. "It's important to us, to our customers and to animals."

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