As part of its committment to phase out pork from suppliers that use gestation crates by 2022, quick serve restaurant Wendy's is asking manufacturers to give progress reports on the pork supplied to the chain.
"As a part of this commitment, we now require every raw material and finished product supplier to submit quarterly progress reports that reflect the percentage of stall-free pork supplied to Wendy’s," Wendy's wrote on its website.
The Humane Society of the United States applauded this effort.
“We appreciate that Wendy’s and other food companies are walking the walk when it comes to their commitments to eliminate a cruel system that’s simply out of step with how people think animals ought to be treated,” said Josh Balk, the group's director of food policy, in a media statement. “There’s clearly no future for gestation crates in pork production.”
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