By 2024, the sandwich restaurant franchise aims for 100% of its chicken supply to be GAP certified.
To set itself apart from the competition and to appeal to more ethically-minded consumers, Quiznos, one of the leading North American sandwich restaurant franchises, has adopted new guidelines when it comes to handling and raising chickens.
The fast food company recently announced that its supply chain will adhere to standards outlined by the Global Animal Partnership (GAP), which is the current industry ‘gold star’ in chicken welfare policy. Reportedly, the GAP assesses a number of factors both on-farm and during transport, such as how much space and light is given. Other environmental considerations are also taken into consideration.
GoodNewsNetwork reports that the sandwich franchise’s ultimate goal is to ensure that 100% of its chicken supply is GAP certified – which ensures the most ethical standards attainable throughout processing – by 2024. Commented Susan Lintonsmith, the CEO of Quiznos:
“Quiznos has long worked with animal protection organizations like The Humane Society of the United States to address the important matter of animal welfare in our supply chain.”
Such is a true statement, as last year, Quiznos announced its plan to exclusively use cage-free eggs by 2025. One animal rights activist who is appreciative of the news is Joyanna Hunt, an investigator engagement specialist at The Humane Society of the United States.
“Quiznos has been a leader in animal welfare and we believe their commitment will inspire other brands to follow suit in the coming months,” commented Hunt.
Though one could argue that slaughtering any animal is an unethical practice, this news is being shared as positive progress still deserves to be highlighted. What are your thoughts? Please comment below and share this news!
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