Choosing cruelty free – Nestle makes the right choice

Nestle chooses to go cruelty free

Animals Australia has reported that Nestle has announced plans to stop supporting many of the cruellest farming practices. Nestlé is the single biggest maker of food across the globe, with dozens of widely known brands such as Dreyer’s, Lean Cuisine and Butterfinger. The company has announced an industry-leading animal welfare program that will eliminate many controversial-yet-currently-standard practices within its worldwide food supply chain.

Nestle has brought about this change following the undercover investigation by Mercy for Animals, which revealed shocking cruelty, including cows being kicked, stabbed and dragged by machinery, at a US dairy farm that supplies Nestlé.

Once the changes take effect, cows in farms that supply Nestlé will no longer be subjected to painful procedures like de-horning, tail docking, and castration without pain relief.

Animals Australia responds to Nestle

“Animals Australia commends Nestlé for using its power to help reduce the suffering of millions of animals globally — and for demonstrating corporate leadership in an area of such importance to people — and animals. We encourage and look forward to seeing Nestlé act swiftly on its commitment as it begins the process of transforming its global supply chains.” – Animals Australia

Supporting Animals Australia

The Wishing Well was established in 2010 to offer children in out-of-home care, such as foster care and residential care, a range of healing and treatment options usually not accessible as a free therapy in mainstream health.

The Wishing Well raises funds to enable children and young people to access developmentally-appropriate and trauma-informed treatments shown to be highly effective in dealing with severe trauma and neglect. These therapies respond to the unique needs of each child and young person.

The Wishing Well is a not-for-profit incorporated charity organisation, established and managed by people seeking to improve outcomes for children and young people in out-of-home care and their families.

The Wishing Well operates ethically, effectively and empathically with a view to achieving quality outcomes and a satisfying working environment, and as such we support organisations that encompass similar ideals.

The Wishing Well gratefully receives donations, funding and resources through bequests, corporate partnerships, fundraising events, grants, online donations and other fund raising activities. Please see our website for more information:

http://thewishingwell.org.au/

A victory for animals

This landmark victory for animals reflects a worldwide shift in public awareness and the power of consumer advocacy. Nestle’s announcement is just the latest, and one of the biggest, in a series of actions by major food retailers, moving them away from an industrial-type production system that is callous and unforgiving toward animals.

Do your part

You too can choose to be cruelty free. We each have the power to help animals by making cruelty-free choices each and every day.

“Helping animals doesn’t have to be complicated, time-consuming, or even expensive. It’s about being informed and making simple, every-day choices that can free animals from suffering and abuse. The first step is knowing which choices to make.” – Animals Australia

Animals Australia have put together a list of ways you can choose to be cruelty free. Check out the list and choose cruelty free today:

http://www.animalsaustralia.org/take_action/compassionate_living.php

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