Horse race at a greyhound track: One industry that exploits animals will meet another Saturday during the Preakness Stakes. The horse race will take place at the Naples-Fort Myers Greyhound Track in Florida.
The news out of both horse racing and greyhound racing paints the two industries as all too similar.
Unfortunately, a lot of people will be there Saturday. That does not happen during dog races these days.
Domino’s Pizza the focus of new petition against gestation crates for pigs: I received a press release this morning from Change.org, highlighting a new petition circling the web that is calling for Domino’s Pizza to stop purchasing pork from suppliers that use gestation crates.
In under a week’s time, the petition drive has collected more than 115,000 online signatures, covering 50 states. Long-time Domino’s customer Rina Khadivi started the petition.
Also from the release:
“Domino’s should stop feeding customers meat from pigs kept in dirty, cramped pig prisons,” said Khadivi, who launched the campaign on Change.org. “If McDonald’s, Burger King, and Denny’s are willing to get rid of gestation crates, why can’t Domino’s?”
“I love to order in a good pizza after a crazy day,” she added. “But the last thing I want to do is eat something I know has contributed to animal cruelty.”
Denny’s is the latest company to commit to phasing out gestation crates from its supply chain. Denny’s Vice President Greg Linford recently said the company “will endeavor to purchase products from companies that provide gestation crate-free pork and are committed to influencing (its) suppliers to share in a gestation crate-free vision for the future.” At present, more than 115,000 people have signed Khadivi’s petition on Change.org asking Domino’s to make a similar commitment.
“What’s especially interesting about Rina’s campaign is that she’s a long-time fan of Domino’s, especially their double-pepperoni pizzas,” said Change.org Senior Campaigner Pulin Modi. “She clearly wants to work with Dominos to meet certain animal welfare standards. Rina’s an example of how consumers everywhere are using Change.org to deliver powerful feedback to the companies that matter to them.”