05 May '12, 12am

Tim Hortons Announces Move To End Caged Hens and Sow Stalls | Care2 Causes

Tim Hortons Announces Move To End Caged Hens and Sow Stalls | Care2 Causes

Canada’s favorite coffee and doughnut stop is joining Burger King and McDonalds in the move toward more humane treatment of the animals that supply eggs and pork to the fast-food chains. According to the company Web site, Tim Hortons will require suppliers to provide plans and timelines for phasing out gestation stalls for sows by the end of 2012. The enclosures are so small the pigs are unable to move around, let alone root, wallow, graze or give normal attention to their piglets. By the end of 2013, the company also intends to buy at least 10% of their eggs from suppliers with enriched housing systems that “allow for natural hen behaviours such as nesting, scratching and perching, and similar housing systems are already the standard in the European Union.” That translates into some 10 million eggs that will come from more humane sources. The volume of pork and eggs Tim H...

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