Humane Society Buys Stock in Dominos Pizza

According to ThisDishVegetarian.com, “In an effort to generate animal welfare changes in the pizza industry, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) purchased stock in Domino’s Pizza. Domino’s is the second-largest pizza chain worldwide with more than 8,800 locations in 60 countries.”

“HSUS will use their position as a stock holder to influence the company to move away from pork suppliers who use gestation crates for breeding pigs and poultry suppliers who use particularly cruel methods to slaughter chickens. ‘Domino’s complete lack of meaningful movement on animal welfare puts the company at odds with other major chains and public opposition to farm animal abuse,’ stated Matthew Prescott, corporate outreach director for The HSUS’ factory farming campaign. ‘As a shareholder, The Humane Society of the United States hopes to work with the company on making meaningful animal welfare reforms to benefit animals and shareholders alike.’ Recently HSUS was credited with helping House of Blues develop a cage-free egg policy. The groundbreaking initiative will have a large impact as the live music restaurant uses more than 2 million eggs each year,” the story said.