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Burger King Victory!

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Posted March 28, 2007 by Marta Holmberg

You may still be melting from the extremely adorable pig videos I blogged about on Friday (I know I am!), and this next bit of news goes along quite nicely with that if you’re a fan of pigs, chickens, and not treating animals like crap. When we won our “Murder King” campaign against Burger King in 2001, one of the stipulations was that Burger King would continue to work with PETA on its animal welfare policies. As of today, the company will be requiring 2 percent of its eggs to come from hens who are not confined to battery cages, buying 10 percent of its pork from farms that don’t use gestation crates, and rewarding suppliers that use “controlled atmosphere killing” (the least cruel form of poultry slaughter available) instead of killing chickens by slitting their throats and dragging them through scalding tanks. This is a very exciting victory for farmed animals!

The New York Times even published an article about Burger King’s new policy and mentioned that, “While Burger King’s initial goals may be modest, food marketing experts and animal welfare advocates said yesterday that the shift would put pressure on other restaurant and food companies to adopt similar practices.”

KFC…are you paying attention?

After watching all those pig videos, it’s hard to believe that some people still confine pregnant pigs to stalls for their entire adult lives. That’s why it’s amazing that Burger King has taken this huge step of purchasing pig meat from suppliers that don’t use gestation crates. I know, I know. You’re probably thinking, “but the animals are still being killed!” This is true, but we have to take things one step at a time, and we know that the entire world isn’t going to go vegetarian overnight, so if we can make changes that allow factory-farmed animals to be treated better, we know we’re headed in the right direction.

Yay for animals!

Marta

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  • 2990 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    rock on!!!go you

  • 3077 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    suck on THAT kfc!
    Fast food places DO listen!
    SO WHY DONT YOU??
    great job everyone!
    -jamie

  • 3077 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    suck on THAT kfc!
    Fast food places DO listen!
    SO WHY DONT YOU??
    great job everyone!
    -jamie

  • 3077 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    suck on THAT kfc!
    Fast food places DO listen!
    SO WHY DONT YOU??
    great job everyone!
    -jamie

  • 3077 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    wow thats awesome…its a small step but deff in the right direction..peta rocks!

  • 3077 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    that totally rox. it’d be way cooler if we got them to serve tofu or anything like that! than everyone could eat there! not just those “meat eating, animal killing peeps” (i hate them, not really cuz my mom is a meat eater and my bro and my dad is too… but, anyways) that means you and ur parents, or u and ur meat eating friends could go to burger king, and everyone could eat! like, at McDirties (McDonalds), there’s nothing for me to eat there! i have to have salad every time, and it’s getting annoying!!!!!
    ok, i’d go on more about how they have to serve tofu so that we could eat there, but i can’t, MY TOFU SALAD IS REALY!! byee

  • 3077 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    YAY! I don’t like Burger King… but they do have veggie burgers, at least… hopefully we’ll be able to take this further *coughs* KFC…!

  • 3078 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    wooohooo!! Huray! If only the whole world was vegetarian. would be so nice!

  • 3078 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Way to GO!!!!!
    That makes me so happy because they have great veggie burgers!!!!
    Hurray!!!!!

  • 3078 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I’m wondering though, is this just in America or in all countries?

  • 3078 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    OMGOMGOMG!! WOOOO!
    THATS TOTALLY RAD!!
    and yeah it would kick but if the whole world was vegitarian..
    I’m a vegan though but still it would be totally kick ashes =D

  • 3078 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Whoo hooo! Thats what im talking about!
    POWER TO THE PEOPLE!
    Hopefully thorugh out time we can raise those pecentages to 100%. Then just completely destroy the slaughter house industry and decrease meat eating and strongly reduce/or stop the adding of the amount of methane gas in the atmousphere.
    ONE SMALL STEP FOR PETA, ONE GAINT LEAP FOR VEG KIND!

  • 3078 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    YYYYYAAAAAYYYYYY!!! thats awesome next destroy KFC
    and i agree with Megan everyone should be vegitarian

  • 3079 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    yes finally.
    you guys are the best of making miracles happen.
    PETA2 rocks!
    that would be so awesome if everyone was vegetarian.

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