Monday, June 1, 2015

Walmart and Meat Regulations

Recently Walmart pushed for better animal welfare standards. They demanded their employers follow "sweeping" guidelines. Walmart has adopted the "five freedoms" outlined by the World Organization for Animal Health to guide its approach to animal welfare. They include freedom from pain and injury and freedom to express normal behavior. I think that this is a very big step for factory farming because Walmart has a major influence on the meat industry. When I read things like this I sometimes wonder if Walmart actually intends to change things, or if they are doing more as a publicity stint and are going to keep ignoring the mistreat of the animals they get there meat from. Check an article for more details/opinions on Walmarts new policies: Wal-Mart's Push on Animal Welfare Hailed as Game Changer

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