Panera Bread Improves Animal Welfare Standards, Gets Accolade From World Animal Protection

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Panera Bread Improves Animal Welfare Standards, Gets Accolade From World Animal Protection

by Antonio Pasolini
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World Animal Protection, formerly known as WSPA, ​has hailed​​​​​ Panera Bread​, the bakery/café chain, ​for the measures the company ​has taken to eliminate the harshest forms of animal husbandry from its supply chain. In the announcement, Panera said that from 2015 it expects to have phased out gestation crates for pregnant sows, one of the most criticized methods in animal farming.

In 2014, Panera sourced 18 percent of the 70 million eggs it used from cage-free hens and sourced most of its beef from grass-fed cows, which means.​ Battery hens are deprived from movement and often canibalize each other due to stress. For that reason, the industry debeaks chicks. with a heated blade without anesthetic.

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Corporate Social Responsibility writer for Justmeans, Antonio Pasolini is a journalist based in Brazil who writes about alternative energy, green living and sustainability. He edits Energyrefuge.com, a top web destination for news and comment on renewable energy, and contributes articles on emerging technology to Gizmag. He is also a happy herbivore. 

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