Thank Food Chain for Eliminating Cruel Pig Cages

Target: Quiznos food chain CEO Stuart K. Mathis

Goal: Thank Quiznos for eliminating controversial pig cages

Sandwich food chain Quiznos has recently drawn praise from animal advocacy groups like the Humane Society of the United States for scheduling the elimination of a controversial industry practice. The use of pig “gestation crates”—very small cages wherein breeding pigs are confined—has long been condemned across the board by animal welfare activists, scientists, business owners, and consumer advocates alike. The majority of American breeding pigs are confined in these cages for their whole lives, in the most wretched living conditions; the cages are so small, the animals are virtually immobilized, spending years trapped and repeatedly impregnated until they die in misery.

Quiznos began to move in the right direction in 2008 by implementing the use of gestation crate-free pork in many of its restaurant locations; the company was one of the first to do so. While this was a positive move, it was not yet enough to satisfy animal advocates or customers. Taking note of these interests, the chain has recently committed to a more permanent fix to the situation. Quiznos has pledged to work closely with its suppliers in completely eliminating the use of gestation crates in its supply chain between 2017 and 2022.

There have already been signs that Quiznos is inspiring other businesses to end the cruel use of gestation crates. Oscar Mayer, McDonald’s, Costco, Safeway, Kroger, and many other companies have pledged to follow the lead Quiznos has set in treating pigs humanely and decently. Please sign the petition below to applaud Quiznos for this change, and thank the company for setting an example for others in the food industry.


Dear Stuart K. Mathis:

Your company, Quiznos, has recently drawn support for scheduling the elimination of controversial pig “gestation crates.” I would like to add my voice to those who have praised your business for ending that inhumane practice. The use of these cages, wherein the unfortunate animals are trapped and repeatedly impregnated for years, is tantamount to one of the worst forms of animal cruelty in the history of the food industry.

Other leaders in the food industry have already pledged to follow your lead, and I sincerely hope that this is a sign of things to come. Thank you for taking a stand against animal cruelty and setting an example for the rest of the food industry.


[Your Name Here]

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  2. Roberta Briceno says:

    Fellow humans, how about putting yourself in the place of any farmed animal. How do you think it would feel to be tortured, slaughtered, dismembered, and have your body parts sold to other living beings so they could savour a few moments of pleasure on their plate at the cost of your life? We have never been given the right to take the life of any Sentient Being. Raising livestock is contributing to the damnation of our planet. Rain forests are being destroyed at a critical rate in order to raise cattle for beef products. The vast amounts of grain and water being fed to cattle is enough to sustain people in third world countries, who are starving to death, all because people desire to eat or drink the flesh or excrement of an animal, who did not give consent to have it’s short miserable life snuffed out…Murdered.. by humans. If you eat meat or dairy products, then accept the fact that YOU are contributing to what is being referred to as the Greatest Holocaust on earth. The vegan world is growing, and it starts with compassion for other living beings. Put yourself in their place…how would you like it?

  3. Chiley~♬ Chiley~♬ says:

    Yes! Thank you Quiznos!
    These type of “petitions” to thank the people who have done the right thing are just as important as the ones trying to convince others for something wrong. Ever wondered what it would be like to be an official making these decisions? I’m pretty sure even these choices have their opposers and critics.
    Signing these petitions to thank the people who have done the right thing is still very important. Every petition letter sent and received by, in this case, CEO Stuart K. Mathis likely relieves a lot of stress and makes him realize that he truly did a right thing.
    Please, show your support for this by signing.

  4. AlexandraWilliams says:

    Thank you

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