Burger King Changes Purchasing Policy to Differentiate “Sustainable” and “Humane” Brand

Burger King Corp. pledged to transition its U.S. supply chain to 100% cage-free eggs by 2017 and to only purchase pork from suppliers who demonstrate documented plans to end their use of gestation crates for breeding pigs. Gestation crates are used in intensive pig farming to confine a female breeding pig during pregnancy; pigs are unable to turn around and the crates can be detrimental to animal welfare.