The Quiznos sandwich chain said Tuesday it has adopted a new
animal-welfare policy for the eggs, pork and turkey it buys. The Denver-based chain said it came up with the policy in conjunction
with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
"We are always trying to find new ways to be better corporate citizens,
and we'll continue to seek those ways," Quiznos spokesman Joe Hodas said.
Quiznos will buy more eggs from cage-free chickens, more pork raised in
crate-free environments and more turkeys that are killed using a method
that PETA described as more humane. The changes will be phased in.
The policy says Quiznos will buy 4 percent of its eggs this year from
producers who don't put chickens in cramped cages, with a goal of
raising that to 10 percent in five years. The chain also removed eggs
from three of its four cookies on the menu.
About 1 percent of Quiznos' pork products this year will be raised in
crate-free environments, with a goal of reaching 15 percent in 2012,
under the policy.