years ago this April, Jill Robinson first walked onto a bear bile farm. On that day in April 1993, Jill could have walked away, but she chose to act and do what she could. Today, you also have a choice. If everyone reading this donated just US$20, it would pay for the care of over 150 bears at our China sanctuary for a full year. Please help us celebrate 20 years of progress. Donate US$20 today (or whatever you can afford).
Pigs are smart, social animals who can feel fear, pain, and stress. Studies show that they are more intelligent than dogs, and are capable of perceiving time and anticipating future events. Yet factory farms throughout the world, including in China, cram breeding sows into gestation crates for virtually their entire lives. These crates are about the size of the animals’ bodies, preventing the sows from engaging in important natural behaviors—or even turning around for months on end.
McDonald’s recently announced that it would require all of its pork producers to eliminate gestation crate confinement of female pigs from their pork supply chain in the United States by 2022. Animals Asia is encouraging McDonald’s in China to do the same. Animals in China, including farm animals, also deserve more humane treatment and there are more humane alternatives to gestation crates. Switching to gestation crate-free pork would vastly improve the lives of these animals.
Please write to McDonald’s in China and ask them to eliminate gestation crates in their supply chain. Together we can make a difference for animals!
Letter to McDonald’s:
Please take a moment to contact McDonald’s in China to urge them to also take action against gestation crates. Remember to edit the text below to put your message into your own words; it's much more effective.
Dear Mr Brian Kramer
I was very excited to learn that McDonald’s in the United States has pledged to eliminate gestation crates from their pork supply chain by 2022. I’d love to see McDonald’s in China do the same.
Breeding sows in China are also confined for nearly their entire lives in individual metal gestation crates, so small that the animals cannot even turn around. These crates are cruel and unnecessary, and more humane production systems exist.
I encourage McDonald’s in China to respond to customers’ concerns about animal welfare and to also take a stand against the cruel confinement of sows in gestation crates. McDonald’s has the potential to greatly improve the lives of animals in China. Please adopt a crate-free policy.