News

Nestlé Announces Landmark Animal Welfare Policy

The world‘s largest food company will make sweeping changes to the way it treats animals.

Today, Nestlé—the largest food company on the planet—announced that it will implement new policies to improve the treatment of animals. With a global supply chain spanning 90 countries, encompassing a network of thousands of farms, the multi-national corporation will ban the use of veal crates for baby calves, gestation crates for pregnant pigs, and battery cages for egg-laying hens. In addition, it will no longer allow tail docking and dehorning of dairy cattle and the castration of pigs without painkillers. These sweeping changes are taking place after animal-rights organization, Mercy For Animals, exposed undercover footage last year of workers at a Nestlé dairy supplier beating and stabbing cows. Nestlé's brands include Lean Cuisine, Stouffer's, and Dreyer's, and the changes will reduce the suffering of millions of animals every year.

More News

Ireland's Former President Urges Young Leaders to Go Vegan

Mary Robinson says, "Eat less meat or no meat at all."
Read More »

McDonald's Shuts Down at a Children's Hospital

Kentucky's Kosair Children's Hospital takes a step toward eliminating fast food.
Read More »

NFL Says Vegan Players are "Breaking the Mold"

National Football League promotes David Carter and Griff Whalen for breaking common "beefy" stereotypes.
Read More »

Number of Doctors Interested in Vegan Nutrition Quadruples

Record attendance at a plant-based nutrition conference shows an unprecedented interest in fighting disease by prescribing a vegan diet over pharmaceuticals.
Read More »

Vegan Chalk Challenge Goes Global

Over 2,700 people are set to participate in the Worldwide Vegan Chalk Bomb this weekend.
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 »