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March 29, 2007

Humane Eggs and Ham

  An article on The Motley Fool, Burger King's Less Subservient Chickens, by Alyce Lomax, reports on retailers and restaurants that are shifting to free-range chickens and more humanely produced pork.

It seems the king is granting more clemency for animals in its supply chain -- Burger King (NYSE: BKC), that is. Like a growing number of companies, the fast-food giant said it plans to increase its focus on buying eggs and pork from cage-free and crate-free animals.

Burger King informed animal-rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) of its intention through letters, which the organization provided to the Associated Press. The company wrote that it has started purchasing 10% of its pork from suppliers that don't use sow gestation crates. It also said it will start getting 2% of its eggs from cage-free hens. Burger King plans to double the percentage it purchases in both of these areas by the end of this year.

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