13 March 2012

The largest food service company says no to gestation crates

Compass Group, the world’s largest food service company, has committed to eliminating pork raised in gestation crates from their supply chain by 2017. Compass Group runs 10,000 cafeterias in schools, offices, and hospitals. This comes after the recent decision by McDonald's to do the same.

This announcement sends yet another message to the pork industry that the use of gestation crates will not be tolerated. Eight states within the US have banned the use of gestation crates and currently MA, NH, RI, and VT have bills pending to do the same.

John Himmelberger | Blog | Facebook| @johnhimm
Maryland John lives in Maryland where he works as a sales manager. John and his wife Eileen’s pursuit to achieve optimum health combined with a desire to send a strong message to factory farming, inspired them to examine what they put into their bodies. Now a vegan, John has great admiration for groups like Farm Sanctuary and hopes to influence others by sharing his positive experiences.

Photo credit: Farm Sanctuary