Following in McDonald’s footsteps, Burger King has announced that it will only serve cage-free eggs and pork from suppliers who have banned gestation crates in its restaurants nationwide. Burger King is now the only fast-food restaurant that has committed to selling cage-free products.
These changes, which are expected to take place within five years, should make the folks at the Humane Society happy. Wayne Pacelle, the CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, congratulated Burger King for setting “a new standard for animal care in the food retail sector” in a post on his blog. Relentless as ever, he then continued to scold other restaurant chains like Bob Evans, Tim Hortons, and Domino’s for not following Burger King’s example.