- Tyson Foods shareholders on Friday offered a resolution seeking to force the company to detail risks associated with its pig gestation crates.
- "Tyson’s failure to disclose the risks associated with the indefinite inclusion of gestation crates in its supply chain is of concern to shareholders," the resolution states.
- Companies including McDonald's, Costco, Safeway and Kroger have already established timetables for ending the use of the crates, and laws against their use exist in nine states, though Tyson has not yet announced such plans.
Tyson made news earlier this month with its announcement that it would no longer accept cows fed with Zilmax animal feed, and last year it launched a new auditing program called FarmCheck to evaluate on-farm treatment of its animals. It's pig crates, however, still have the company at odds with The Humane Society of the United States, which support the new resolution.