(Photo courtesy of Domino’s)
Hallelujah. There is finally someone out there with something intelligent to say when it comes to the production of meat.
“We rely on animal experts to determine what is the best way to raise an animal that’s being used for food,” Domino’s spokesman
Tim McIntyre said recently after the company’s shareholders unanimously rejected a request from the Humane Society of the United States for the company to stop using pork from suppliers who confine breeding pigs in gestation crates.
If only other companies had as much common sense. Unfortunately, HSUS has convinced McDonald’s, Wendy’s and the world’s largest food service provider, Compass Group, to remove gestation crates from their supply chains.
Gestation crates do many helpful things. They confine pregnant sows and protect them and their newborn piglets from other aggressive sows. They also ensure individual feeding and veterinary care of each animal instead of letting them fend for themselves.
HSUS asked Domino’s to ensure that its pepperoni and ham come from producers that don’t use gestation crates because they prevent pregnant sows from turning around.
Domino’s apparently realizes that those who raise animals for food use scientifically-proven practices that are in the animals’ best interests.
If only more companies would do the same.