Two more Brazilian cities celebrated the benefits of plant-based food by joining our Conscious Eating program, reducing meat, dairy, and eggs served.
In the United States, Mercy For Animals inspired national restaurant chain Cracker Barrel to try out vegan sausage.
Yum! Brands, parent company of Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, and KFC, released a commitment to eliminating cages from its egg supply chain globally by 2030. Yum! has over 50,000 locations in more than 150 countries around the world. Open Wing Alliance secured the policy after a three-and-a-half-month campaign. As part of this alliance, Mercy For Animals rallied our supporters to drive campaign actions that led to the commitment.
Mercy For Animals released our first corporate animal welfare scorecard focusing exclusively on companies operating in Canada.
The scorecard ranks 40 major food companies from various sectors on three key animal welfare issues: banning cages for laying hens, eliminating crates for mother pigs, and adopting welfare policies aligned with the Better Chicken Commitment for chickens raised for meat. As a result of the scorecard, 14 companies began reporting progress, updated existing policies, or adopted new ones.
Two more cities in Brazil joined Mercy For Animals’ Conscious Eating program by committing to replacing 20 percent of animal-based meals with plant-based ones.
When the program is implemented, city schools in Paty do Alferes and São Roque will together serve around half a million plant-based meals a year.
Dídio Pizza, a traditional pizzeria in the city of São Paulo with more than 25 locations, announced it would launch vegan options. The announcement follows several grassroots campaigns organized by Mercy For Animals volunteers.
After nearly a year of productive conversations with Cracker Barrel executives, the company is trialing plant-based Impossible Sausage at 50 locations.
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