Wendy’s, which has just ousted Burger King as the number two burger chain in the country, has announced that they are now using more humane animal treatment practices. Their major chicken supplier, OK Foods, has begun using a system called LAPS, which renders the chickens unconscious before being processed by the workers. The industry standard prior to this was killing the chickens by electroshock.
Wendy’s is also encouraging other chains to follow suit, especially with the elimination of pork gestation stalls (which are very tiny and render the animal practically immobile), which McDonalds said it would phase out last month. PETA calls these moves “encouraging.” With all this good press, it might be time to start your own restaurant franchise like Wendy’s.