22 Feb '12, 9pm

How McDonalds May Ensure Gestational Pig Crates are History

How McDonalds May Ensure Gestational Pig Crates are History

From the truth about the McDonald's hot coffee lawsuit to evidence that its pork suppliers lie about animal welfare , we TreeHuggers are not short of reasons to dislike Ronald and friends. And I am not about to start arguing that the Golden Arches can be a force for good. But there is one thing to be said for McDonalds -- it's big, really big. So much like Wal-Mart, when it does take steps to reduce its impact, those steps have gigantic knock on effects. When McDonalds installs electric vehicle charging , it sends a message about the future of transportation. When it drops an inhumane egg supplier (albeit under intense activist pressure), it focuses the minds of the rest of the industry. And conversely when it fails to go cage-free in America , the factory farming industry breathes a sigh of relief and carries on as normal. So it's within this context that we should evalua...

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