May 9, 2012

Factory Farming is Dying, Fast.

“Safeway to drop pork from pregnant pigs raised in crates.”

Let factory farming be a part of human history that we soon look back upon and shake and bow our heads, and thank good Mercy that we finally woke up from our blind evil.

Free the piggies! “Safeway Says It Is Moving Toward Crate-Free Pork Suppliers.”

Safeway is the second-biggest grocery chain in the US—big enough that their move may turn the entire industry.

Just a week after Burger King’s announcement re changes re pigs and hens (scheduled for 2017).

Just a few months after the (Willie Nelson sings Coldplay) Chipotle ad played during the Super Bowl, was seen by millions, and went viral online.


And just a year or so after Chipotle showed it could offer quality, humane food and make good money doing so in a fast food environment.

I like where this all is trending.



Safeway’s announcement is a pretty big deal in the industry, because everyone wants to sell them pigs.

“Most pork producers either sell to Safeway or want to sell to Safeway. That’s how big Safeway is as a grocery chain…by letting the industry know that this is its goal, (Safeway) is helping move the industry in the right direction,” said Paul Shapiro, spokesperson for Humane Society of the United States.

On the other side, the National Pork Producers Council is a bit worried…

“It seems that Safeway was intimidated by an animal rights group whose ultimate goal is the elimination of food-animal production,” the council’s President R.C. Hunt said in a statement.


“While vegans and meat-eaters disagree, we can all be united in our fear and hatred for the horror that is factory farming.” ~ Joel Salatin.

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