Wendy's Tightens Up Animal Welfare Guidelines

Date: JUL 12th, 2007

Topic: Franchise News

Wendy's has improved its animal welfare guidelines by giving preferential buying treatment to its pork and chicken suppliers who improve systems for humane animal welfare.

Buying pork from gestation-free stalls

A recent trend in the pork industry is the elimination of single stalls or crates that house pregnant sows, allowing the hogs to freely move around. Currently, at least 10% of Wendy's pork products are from hogs not raised in gestation stalls.

Wendy's goal is to reach 20% by the end of 2008 and continue to increase over time. The company is encouraging suppliers to eliminate gestation stalls and will give preferential buying to suppliers adopting these plans. Progress will be monitored through Wendy's ongoing animal welfare reviews.