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McDonald’s Support to End Gestation Crates Create a Massive Wave of News In Support of the Animal Welfare Movement

Paul Shapiro, Senior Director of Farm Animal Protection for The Humane Society of the United States put together some of the headlines published last week in reference to McDonald’s announcement in favor of the phasing out of gestation crates for pigs. Here are some of those very encouraging headlines that I believe clearly indicate that the movement to alleviate the suffering in God’s factory farmed animals is unstoppable and well received by consumers:

CNN Money: “McDonald's said it will get its pork suppliers to phase out the use of immobilizing cages for pregnant pigs, a move that was applauded by the Humane Society of the United States, but not the pork industry.”

MSNBC: “Earthquake in the pig business: McDonald's to end use of restraining crates."

NY Times: “The buying power of McDonald’s adds a significant new dimension to the war on the practice.”

Chicago Sun-Times editorial board: “Now let’s ban those torture pens for pigs in Illinois.”

NY Times blog: “In the world of big-time meat supply, there are two kinds of producers: those who sell to McDonald’s and those wish they could.”

Chicago Tribune: “By setting the process in motion, McDonald's could be providing the tipping point to change in the $97 billion pork industry.”

Lincoln Journal Star: “In calling for phasing out gestation crates for pregnant hogs, the world's largest restaurant chain will put much more pressure on pork producers than any state ever could.”

On the other hand, here’s an article from the factory farming industry that clearly states that any changes regarding animal welfare take place due to consumer pressure. This article also shows that animal welfare is not an interest in this business.

Feedstuffs Foodlink: McDonald’s says no to gestational stalls.

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