May 15th, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
Big news out of New Jersey, particularly if you’re a pregnant pig: The state legislature voted to ban gestation crates by a vote of 60 to 5 in the Assembly and in the Senate by a vote of 29 to 4. It now goes to Governor Christie’s desk, where he’s expected to sign it into law.
Read More:Pigs Fly in New Jersey: State Passes Ban on Cruel Gestation Crates
June 5th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
2012 is looking to be a banner year for pigs, or at least for their great-great-great-grandpiglets. In February, McDonald’s announced it would work with its suppliers to phase out the highly criticized use of gestation crates for pregnant pigs.
Read More:McDonald’s Announces 10-Year Plan to Better Treatment of Pigs
April 28th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Earlier this week, Burger King announced major shifts in its egg and pig products, stating that the company will be sourcing only from cage-free suppliers by 2017 as it becomes the first major fast-food chain to make such a commitment.
Read More:Burger King’s Whopper Announcement: Cage-Free Eggs & Pork By 2017
March 2nd, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Iowa Legislature approved a bill last week making it the first state to criminalize clandestine or undercover activity used to collect footage of animal abuse occurring on factory farms. The decision has led to an outcry of concern from animal welfare groups, some of which have successfully aided in the criminal prosecution of abusers caught on tape acquired covertly.
Read More:Iowa Makes It Illegal to Videotape Illegal Animal Abuse… Really?
February 26th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
The Bon Appétit Management Company announced a commitment to stop serving pork products from pigs raised in controversial gestation crates and any eggs from egg-laying hens raised in battery cages all of its 400 locations in 31 states.
Read More:Major Food Service Provider Takes Huge Stand Against Animal Cruelty