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Thank You Nestle Corporation

Story ID:9942
Written by:Suzana Margaret Megles (bio, contact, other stories)
Story type:Musings, Essays and Such
Location:various various usa
Year:2014
Person:The HSUS
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For those who have been working for improvements in the horrible CAFO system as
well as for those of us who have been praying for this cause have received wonderful
news today from The HSUS.

Per the Humane Society of the US – NESTLE WILL OVERHAUL FARM ANIMAL TREATMENT
ACROSS THE GLOBE.

Today was a bad day for me personally, but it is ending on a supremely happy note.
Maybe you too have been praying every day that the CAFOs from hell would be
dismantled. If so, I know that you share in the happiness of the HSUS and the other
animal rights groups who have been working so hard to see this day coming closer
to a reality.

Imagine -the world’s largest food company is saying that cruelty on factory farms has
to go. Today they announced that they will eliminate many currently held standard
practices within its worldwide food supply chain.

Re this -the HSUS wrote: “....Nestle’s new program will cleanse its supply chain of the
following practices: confinement of sows in gestation crates, calves in veal crates
and egg-laying chickens in cages; the forced rapid growth of chickens used for meat
products; and the harsh cutting of the horns, tails and genitals of farm animals without
painkillers.”

HSUS further noted that because of these reforms, their announcement marks the most
comprehensive animal welfare program by a global food retailer to date.

This is a movement away from the intensive confinement of animals on factory farms.
Nestle is also encouraging food sustainability by promoting global Meatless Mondays
whose message will appear on Lean Cuisine products.

Nestle adopted these new measures after dialogue with animal protection organizations
which included The HSUS, Mercy for Animals, and World Animal Protection. God bless these
organizations for their wonderful work in this most needed concern for animal welfare.
And may He also bless the corporate heads at Nestle who are doing something that speaks
of caring and compassion. Hopefully, their good example will be followed by other food
producers.

I know that the animal welfare groups will not stop advocating for the humane treatment
of farm animals until all of them are freed from the cruel confining cages, crates, and factory
farms. And thank you Nestle for hopefully leading the way.