(3BL Media/Justmeans) – More than 95 percent of the approximately 280 million egg-laying hens in America are confined to barren “battery” cages. These small cages are crowded, depriving the hens of being free, to do natural things such as explore, nest, perch or simply stretch their wings.
Some companies really stand out when it comes to sustainability. Aramark is one of them. The company that provides food services, facilities management and uniforms recently received the 2015 Sustainability Partner Award from Citi.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Animal welfare is important to European consumers. Nowadays, food quality is not only determined by the overall nature and safety of the end product, but also by the perceived welfare status of the animals from which the food is produced. It is recognised that improving animal welfare can positively affect product quality, pathology and disease resistance, and that it has a direct bearing on food quality and safety.
Millions of breeding pigs are trapped in crates so small that they can't even turn aroundâfor virtually their entire lives. It is an extreme type of confinement that has been in use for decades, but a growing number of consumers and businesses want to end this inhumane practice
"Their suffering is intense, widespread, expanding, systematic and socially sanctioned. And the victims are unable to organize in defence of their own interests." -- Henry Spira, founder, Animal Rights International