HSUS takes the welfare road – or does it?

When U.S. based Burger King announced in late April that it will source all eggs and pork from cage-free and gestation stall-free hen and pork operations by 2017, its partner in the announcement, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) took an apparent high road focusing on animal welfare.

“We endeavour to help companies like Burger King improve over time,” Matt Prescott, HSUS’s food policy director in Washington, told CBC Radio’s As It Happens show.

Prescott went on to say that HSUS “wants a safe, effective, robust food supply that waives animal welfare to at least some degree.”

Better Farming - June/July 2012