27 September 2012

Dunkin' Donuts to phase in cage-free eggs, eliminate gestation-crate pork

Dunkin’ Donuts recently decided to become more humane -- starting the switch to cage-free eggs and eliminating gestation crates from its pork supply chain, gaining the support of HSUS.

"Dunkin' Donuts is committed to environmental and social responsibility, and we're pleased to announce this commitment to continuously raise the bar for the treatment of animals within our supply chain," said Scott Murphy, Vice President, Dunkin' Donuts Global Supply Chain.

This is a step in a more cruelty-free direction for the company, which serves many products containing eggs and pork.

"We're working with our partners at The Humane Society of the United States and our franchisee-owned distribution and purchasing cooperative to source ingredients that meet high animal welfare standards," says Murphy.

Dunkin’ Donuts claims that 5 percent of its eggs will be cage-free by the end of 2013, and that it will collaborate with its pork supply to remove the gestation crates as soon as possible.

"Dunkin' Donuts' move to procure eggs from more humane sources and to eliminate gestation crates reflects a strong commitment to animal welfare," said Josh Balk, Director of Corporate Policy for HSUS. "We are grateful that the company has exhibited leadership in improving the treatment of farm animals within its supply chain."

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Julia is a student who has a passion for veganism, animal welfare, and religious studies.

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