Burger King to Eliminate Battery Cages & Gestation Crates

The Associated Press:

The movement by U.S. food corporations toward more humane treatment of animals experienced a whopper of a shift Wednesday when Burger King announced that all of its eggs and pork will come from cage-free chickens and pigs by 2017.

Humane Society chief Wayne Pacelle:

Burger King Corp. has demonstrated when it comes to America’s largest fast food chains, it continues to set the standard.

That standard keeps getting raised. Within the fast food sector, McDonald’s has just lost the lead the in terms of its commitment to animal welfare; how will the company respond?

Link to HSUS press release.

Link to Associated Press coverage.