Denny’s Bans Use of Gestation Crates in Pork Supply

Following in the footsteps of other major restaurant chains, the diner has pledged to phase out the crates.


National diner chain Denny’s has become the latest major company to announce its plan to eliminate the use of gestation crates from its pork supply. Last week, supermarket-giant Safeway vowed to stop sourcing from suppliers that use the cruel confinement system, as did Tim Hortons, Canada’s largest fast-food chain. This isn’t the first time Denny’s has made an attempt to improve the lives of the animals in its supply chain—in 2008, the diner began sourcing some of its eggs from cage-free facilities. “Denny’s takes its role as a responsible corporate citizen seriously,” says Greg Linford, the company’s vice president of procurement and distribution. Currently, eight states prohibit the use of gestation crates, with legislation pending in several others.

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