World's Largest Foodservice Company Announces Plan to Cut Gestation Crates

6a00d83452e09d69e2016762456d69970b-800wi.jpgCompass Group, the largest foodservice company in the world, has taken a positive step forward in helping pigs on factory farms. The company that runs over 10,000 dining facilities in schools, hospitals and various other venues around the globe has committed to eliminating purchase of gestation-crated pork by 2017.

On modern day factory farms, mother sows are forced to spend their entire lives locked in cruel confinement systems, never allowed to breathe fresh air or engage in any natural behaviors. Compass Group joins the growing number of food providers who have also pledged to cut gestation crates, including McDonald's, Whole Foods, Wolfgang Puck, and Chipotle - sending a strong message to the pork industry that animal abuse will not be tolerated.

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