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    McDonalds, DM REG story

    McDonald’s has decided to force its pork suppliers to stop using gestation crates, within the decade. The crates are for one sow, and allow very little movement. Animal rights organizations have criticized them for decades.
    Below is a response from the National Pork Producers Council:

    NPPC Disappointed With McDonald’s Decision
    Questions Remain About Effects On Pork Supplies, Costs, Farming Families
    WASHINGTON, June 1, 2012 – The National Pork Producers Council expressed disappointment with McDonald’s decision to move forward with requiring its pork suppliers to phase out the use of individual sow housing. The fast food firm yesterday announced it wants 100 percent of its suppliers to be gestation stall-free in 10 years.
    “While we’re disappointed with its decision, McDonald’s – unlike other food companies – did the research to find out how complex this issue is,” said NPPC President R.C. Hunt, a pork producer from Wilson, N.C. “At least it discussed its plans with the pork industry and has concerns with the available pork supply from stall-free operations and with the transition away from stalls that would be required of producers.”
    NPPC suggested other food companies consider the supply chain realities of the pork industry before making similar decisions.
    “We’d be glad to discuss with food companies challenges caused by a transition in production systems,” Hunt said. “But the bottom line is, regardless of any difficulties, the issue of sow housing is about providing the best care possible for our animals. Individual sow housing allows us an option to give that best care.”
    Research has shown that there is no science-based animal welfare benefit to group sow housing over other forms of sow housing. The American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Association of Swine Veterinarians recognize gestation stalls and group housing as appropriate for providing for the well-being of sows during pregnancy. NPPC notes that the key factor that most affects animal well-being is husbandry skills – that is, the care given to each animal.
    Because the overwhelming majority of the country’s nearly 6 million sows spend some time in a stall during the gestation cycle, according to an NPPC estimate, claims by food companies of sourcing a percentage of pork from gestation stall-free operations are misleading and cannot be validated. Most pork packers do not segregate product by sow housing type.

    So because of their lack of education, I can no longer east there.


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    Re: McDonalds, DM REG story

    Quote Originally Posted by bringmagicback View Post
    McDonald’s has decided to force its pork suppliers to stop using gestation crates, within the decade. The crates are for one sow, and allow very little movement. Animal rights organizations have criticized them for decades.
    Below is a response from the National Pork Producers Council:

    NPPC Disappointed With McDonald’s Decision
    Questions Remain About Effects On Pork Supplies, Costs, Farming Families
    WASHINGTON, June 1, 2012 – The National Pork Producers Council expressed disappointment with McDonald’s decision to move forward with requiring its pork suppliers to phase out the use of individual sow housing. The fast food firm yesterday announced it wants 100 percent of its suppliers to be gestation stall-free in 10 years.
    “While we’re disappointed with its decision, McDonald’s – unlike other food companies – did the research to find out how complex this issue is,” said NPPC President R.C. Hunt, a pork producer from Wilson, N.C. “At least it discussed its plans with the pork industry and has concerns with the available pork supply from stall-free operations and with the transition away from stalls that would be required of producers.”
    NPPC suggested other food companies consider the supply chain realities of the pork industry before making similar decisions.
    “We’d be glad to discuss with food companies challenges caused by a transition in production systems,” Hunt said. “But the bottom line is, regardless of any difficulties, the issue of sow housing is about providing the best care possible for our animals. Individual sow housing allows us an option to give that best care.”
    Research has shown that there is no science-based animal welfare benefit to group sow housing over other forms of sow housing. The American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Association of Swine Veterinarians recognize gestation stalls and group housing as appropriate for providing for the well-being of sows during pregnancy. NPPC notes that the key factor that most affects animal well-being is husbandry skills – that is, the care given to each animal.
    Because the overwhelming majority of the country’s nearly 6 million sows spend some time in a stall during the gestation cycle, according to an NPPC estimate, claims by food companies of sourcing a percentage of pork from gestation stall-free operations are misleading and cannot be validated. Most pork packers do not segregate product by sow housing type.
    key part right there ....

    Healthiest sows come from stall operations.

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    Re: McDonalds, DM REG story

    This story is false. Everyone knows that McDonald's doesn't use real meat.



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    Re: McDonalds, DM REG story

    I hate Mcdonalds except for there breakfast. When I eat there I usually feel full for about 10 hours after. Disgusting.


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    Re: McDonalds, DM REG story

    Quote Originally Posted by djcubby View Post
    This story is false. Everyone knows that McDonald's doesn't use real meat.
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    Re: McDonalds, DM REG story

    Quote Originally Posted by bringmagicback View Post
    McDonald’s has decided to force its pork suppliers to stop using gestation crates, within the decade. The crates are for one sow, and allow very little movement. Animal rights organizations have criticized them for decades.
    Below is a response from the National Pork Producers Council:

    NPPC Disappointed With McDonald’s Decision
    Questions Remain About Effects On Pork Supplies, Costs, Farming Families
    WASHINGTON, June 1, 2012 – The National Pork Producers Council expressed disappointment with McDonald’s decision to move forward with requiring its pork suppliers to phase out the use of individual sow housing. The fast food firm yesterday announced it wants 100 percent of its suppliers to be gestation stall-free in 10 years.
    “While we’re disappointed with its decision, McDonald’s – unlike other food companies – did the research to find out how complex this issue is,” said NPPC President R.C. Hunt, a pork producer from Wilson, N.C. “At least it discussed its plans with the pork industry and has concerns with the available pork supply from stall-free operations and with the transition away from stalls that would be required of producers.”
    NPPC suggested other food companies consider the supply chain realities of the pork industry before making similar decisions.
    “We’d be glad to discuss with food companies challenges caused by a transition in production systems,” Hunt said. “But the bottom line is, regardless of any difficulties, the issue of sow housing is about providing the best care possible for our animals. Individual sow housing allows us an option to give that best care.”
    Research has shown that there is no science-based animal welfare benefit to group sow housing over other forms of sow housing. The American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Association of Swine Veterinarians recognize gestation stalls and group housing as appropriate for providing for the well-being of sows during pregnancy. NPPC notes that the key factor that most affects animal well-being is husbandry skills – that is, the care given to each animal.
    Because the overwhelming majority of the country’s nearly 6 million sows spend some time in a stall during the gestation cycle, according to an NPPC estimate, claims by food companies of sourcing a percentage of pork from gestation stall-free operations are misleading and cannot be validated. Most pork packers do not segregate product by sow housing type.

    So because of their lack of education, I can no longer east there.
    Looks like Ill be using McDowells in the foreseeable future. Speaking of which, Thursday is fast food night at our house (as is Monday, Saturday, Wednesday, Tuesday and Sunday), and we went out last night looking for our local McDowells, yet did not find one. Where is the nearest location to the DSM area?



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    Re: McDonalds, DM REG story

    What's PETA's stand on this? Gestation crates save piglets' lives!


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    We are awesome.


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    Re: McDonalds, DM REG story

    Just so anyone not familiar, gestation crates are used in most peoples hog operations. When a sow is close to giving birth, you put them in the crate and then she has her pigs. The reason you do this is so she doesnt harm the baby pigs by either laying on them or eating them (pigs like to eat their babies).

    Once the pigs are big enough to not nurse, you let the sow out of the crate.

    The sows are use to being in there, they dont mind it, they go in willingly and you actually have a hard time getting them out. Its for their own safety. Pigs are lazy animals, all they want to do is eat and sleep, thats it.



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    Re: McDonalds, DM REG story

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    Looks like Ill be using McDowells in the foreseeable future. Speaking of which, Thursday is fast food night at our house (as is Monday, Saturday, Wednesday, Tuesday and Sunday), and we went out last night looking for our local McDowells, yet did not find one. Where is the nearest location to the DSM area?
    Brooklyn motha ******



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    Re: McDonalds, DM REG story

    Pretty sure BK did this a while back. totally serious.


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    Re: McDonalds, DM REG story

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    Brooklyn motha ******
    Brooklyn Iowa?...I guess thats kind of a far drive for us...probably will only be able to go once a week.



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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    Brooklyn Iowa?...I guess thats kind of a far drive for us...probably will only be able to go once a week.
    If in Brooklyn Iowa, I suggest you visit the truck stop I think is called Good Food. They take their name seriously. Very Good.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Rabbuk View Post
    Pretty sure BK did this a while back. totally serious.
    There is nothing but lies in this post.


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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    Brooklyn Iowa?...I guess thats kind of a far drive for us...probably will only be able to go once a week.
    No sleep 'til Brooklyn


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