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Burger King’s new policies

Thanks to the pressure by animal advocates and caring consumers, Burger King, the world’s second-largest hamburger chain, announced that they would begin buying eggs and pork from suppliers that did not confine their animals in cages and crates; moreover, they would also favor suppliers of chickens that use gas, or “controlled-atmospheric stunning,” before slaughter.

Although a small percentage of their animal products will indeed come from these less abusive sources Burger King plans to increase its cage-free purchases by the end of this year, to 5 percent of the total, and will also double its purchases of pork from producers who do not use crates, to 20 percent.

To read the full article please visit http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/28/business/28burger.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

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