Wendy's has improved its animal welfare guidelines by giving
preferential buying treatment to its pork and chicken suppliers who
improve systems for humane animal welfare.
Buying pork from gestation-free stalls
A recent trend in the pork industry is the elimination of single stalls or crates that house pregnant sows, allowing the hogs to freely move around. Currently, at least 10% of Wendy's pork products are from hogs not raised in gestation stalls.
Wendy's goal is to reach 20% by the end of 2008 and continue to
increase over time. The company is encouraging suppliers to
eliminate gestation stalls and will give preferential buying to
suppliers adopting these plans. Progress will be monitored through
Wendy's ongoing animal welfare reviews.