Nestlé Adopts New Animal Welfare Standards
World Animal Protection has a vision. They want to see a world where animal welfare matters and animal cruelty has ended. Earlier this year, they partnered with Nestlé, one of the world’s leading food brands. It didn’t take long for Nestle to commit to making one of the biggest improvements to the lives of farm animals, according to the New York Times. Their newly adopted animal welfare standards will affect 7,300 Nestlé suppliers around the world. Hopefully, their competitors will follow suit, along with other companies that share the same suppliers.
Kevin Petrie, chief procurement officer for Nestlé in North America said,
“The new policy is another step in Nestlé’s efforts to address risks in its supply chains like child labor and palm oil, the production of which is damaging to forests. Consumers today know far more about how components in their food are made — and they are far more willing to share that knowledge to stir up a fuss on social media, he said.”
According to the Times, “Nestlé will no longer buy products derived from pigs raised in gestation stalls, chickens in barren battery cages, cattle that have been dehorned or had their tails docked without anesthesia and animals whose health has been damaged by drugs that promote growth.”
I want to join the World Animal Protection in saying #ThankYouNestlé. And thank you to everyone who has advocated for animal rights by speaking up and signing petitions.
What do you think about their commitment to improving the lives of animals through humane farming? Thanks for sharing your thoughts in a comment below.
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