VegNews Daily

Burger King Announces New Animal-Welfare Policy

The fast-food restaurant has decided to only source pork and eggs from cage-free facilities by 2017.

Yesterday, Burger King announced its decision to eliminate the use of gestation crates and hen battery cages in its US supply chain by 2017. Responding to mounting consumer pressure, the fast-food chain has pledged to improve its animal-welfare policies, building on welfare reforms implemented in 2007, when the company began sourcing from cage-free farms. “So many tens of thousands of animals will now be in better living conditions,” says Humane Society of the United States President Wayne Pacelle. “Numerically this is significant because Burger King is such a big purchaser of these products.” Earlier this year, Wendy's and McDonald's both vowed to phase out the use of gestation crates at their pork-producing facilities. 

 Comments

Michigan Settles Lawsuit with Vegan Prisoner

In federal court, a judge rules in favor of serving vegan meals in prison.
Read More »

Animal Agriculture Responsible for More Pollution Than Cars

A new report reveals that global livestock agriculture is directly linked to climate change.
Read More »

PETA Files Lawsuit Against State of California

The animal-rights group says one third of chickens are conscious during slaughter.
Read More »

Capitol Hill Hosts Inaugural Veggie Burger Contest

The first-ever “Veggie Burger Smackdown” invites politicians to sample plant-based food.
Read More »

Hundreds in Australia Protest Ag-Gag Laws

Activists gather in Melbourne to prevent criminalization of animal-cruelty investigation.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »