VegNews Daily

Canadian Grocery Stores Phase Out Gestation Crates

Major Canadian grocery retailers such as Walmart and Safeway will stop purchasing meat from sources that use gestation crates by 2022.

An undercover investigation on the Canadian pork supplier Puratone incited a torrent of public dissent after concerned consumers saw footage of workers slamming piglets against the floor as a means of euthanasia and pregnant pigs being confined to small pens known as gestation crates. The investigation, which was conducted by Mercy For Animals last year, prompted eight major Canadian retailers including Safeway, Walmart, Costco, and Sobeys to phase out gestation crates within the next nine years. Investigations at US Walmart pork suppliers have revealed similar living conditions for animals, but the American branch has not agreed to stop the use of gestation crates.

 Comments

Vegan Business Conference Kicks Off in Austin, TX

Aspiring vegan entrepreneurs flock to Austin for an action-packed business bootcamp.
Read More »

Acclaimed Los Angeles Vegan Restaurateur Passes Away

Molly Anderson of Los Angeles' award-winning Madeleine Bistro leaves behind a husband and four children.
Read More »

Chipotle’s Sofritas Now Available Throughout South

Last week, the Mexican food chain’s wildly successful vegan filling debuted in nine states.
Read More »

Breast Cancer Survivors: Go Plant-Based

A new study suggests that eating a plant-based diet is the best option for living cancer-free.
Read More »

New York City Bar Hosts Vegan Speaker Panel

Speaker series at bars throughout New York includes an evening on the vegan lifestyle.
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 »