Saturday, May 23, 2015

The Nation's Largest Grocery Retailer

On Friday, May 22nd, Walmart asked its meat, seafood, poultry, deli and egg suppliers to adopt animal welfare standards. These standards included sufficient space and easy access to food and water. With this movement being pushed onto Walmart, it has also been applied to Sam’s Club. Many companies have joined this shift to better animal welfare including brands like McDonalds and Tyson Foods; with antibiotics being a main concern. Walmart asks its suppliers to provide reports regarding their use of antibiotics and asks them to limit treatments. Walmart claims that this is part of a process and they have already made changes sustainable packing reduction or the compaction of laundry detergent. Animal producers have already begun to install new types of housing for their animals while those who do not comply with standards are rejected. The generations of confined spaces and immobilized animals have come to an end as the nation’s largest grocery retailer leads the way.

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