24 August 2000
McDonalds improves hen welfare in US
FAST food giant McDonalds has ordered egg suppliers in the US to phase out de-beaking and provide bigger cages, reports The Independent.
McDonalds decided upon these new standards after recommendations by a panel of scientists appointed to address concerns from lobby groups.
A spokesman said the company wanted to be a leader on the issue.
- McDonalds backs NFU beef campaign, FWi, 30 November 1998
- Burger chain to join cruelty prevention scheme?, FWi, 18 February 1998
- The Independent 24/08/2000 page 13