A news story popped up this morning on the Pack News Wire, reporting Subway has joined the growing list of national restaurant chains calling for better treatment of animals on factory farms.
Over the next 10 years, the company hopes to completely eliminate the use of pork from sows in gestation crates. And the New Haven Register story reports the company has set a goal of using only free-range eggs. Good move, but I have to add that 10 years is too long. I understand these things move slowly in cases such as this, but pigs will still be suffering for a decade. We advanced our space program in less than decade to put a man on the Moon. Banning gestation crates can happen much, much faster; I don’t care what anybody says.
Subway has added an animal-welfare section to its website and the article suggests the list of companies pushing for more humane housing for sows includes McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s, Oscar Mayer, Costco, Safeway and Kroger.