First Safeway announced it was no longer interested in getting its pork from irresponsible suppliers. That is, suppliers that use the disgusting, reprehensible method of taking pregnant sows and stuffing them into tiny cages.
Now fast food is starting to follow suit. Both Wendy’s and McDonald’s have decided to stop, and recently Denny’s voiced its decision to cease dealings with those pork suppliers as well.
The practice of putting pigs into “gestation crates” is currently banned in eight states with several more having bills pending.
Denny’s, being a massive buyer of pork for its ham, bacon and sausage, makes its announcement extremely important.
“Denny’s takes its role as a responsible corporate citizen seriously…we will endeavor to purchase products from companies that provide gestation crate-free pork and are committing to influencing our suppliers to share in a gestation crate-free vision for the future,” Denny’s Vice President of Procurement and Distribution Greg Linford said in a statement.
In addition to eliminating its gestation crate pork, Denny’s is also pushing to switch to cage-free eggs. Denny’s currently boasts more than 1,650 locations.