Domino’s Rejects Proposal to Ban Gestation Crates

The pizza mega-chain has dismissed attempts to convince the company not to support use of the cruel crates.


Mere days after causing a stir for launching a gluten-free pizza that cannot be guaranteed gluten-free, Domino’s Pizza is again garnering criticism for its refusal to commit to the elimination of gestation crates at its pork suppliers. The Dallas Observer notes that many of its contemporaries—including Wendy’s, McDonald’s, Burger King, and even grocery giant Safeway—have all pledged in recent months to move away from the extremely confining facilities due to consumer demand and animal-welfare concerns, but Domino’s has opted to reject a proposal, put forth by the Humane Society of the United States, to follow suit. Mike Barnett, director of publications for the Texas Farm Bureau, praised the move on the group’s blog, commending the chain for “show[ing] some backbone,” but Dallas Observer writer Laura Drewes Daniels argues, “It’s not mere folly … People are starting to think more about where their food comes from.”

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