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Tim Hortons feels heat from animal rights group

By Alastair Sharp | Reuters – 2 hrs 46 mins ago

TORONTO (Reuters) - Tim Hortons, the Canadian coffee shop chain looking to make deeper inroads south of the border, is under mounting pressure byanimal rights activists to assure that its U.S. pork and egg suppliers adopt more humane practices.
The Humane Society of America said on Tuesday it will propose a shareholder vote in May on whether the chain should work to stop the practice of confining hens in cages and sows in gestation crates.
"When it comes to addressing cruelty to animals, an issue that American consumers feel strongly about, Tim Hortons is severely lagging,” Matthew Prescott, food policy director at the Humane Society, said in a statement announcing the proposal.
In response, Tim Hortons said it was actively working with its suppliers to make “realistic long-term improvements” in animal welfare. It said it will provide an update on the initiative and address the shareholder proposal in the next month.
"While we are not directly involved in the raising or handling of animals, Tim Hortons has significant initiatives and procedures in place to make sure our supply chain practices are consistent with both regulatory and industry norms,” spokeswoman Alexandra Cygal said.
The Humane Society can claim a string of successes in persuading the U.S. food industry to treat its animals more humanely.
Fast food chain McDonald’s Corp said earlier this month it would work to phase out the use of gestation crates.
The Humane Society said 70 percent of the U.S. pork industry confines its pregnant pigs to the crates, which are banned in the European Union and eight U.S. states - including California, Ohio and Michigan.
Sows are often confined in the crates - which are typically too narrow to allow them to turn around - from just before the birth of their piglets until the young pigs are weaned months later.
Tim Hortons is focused on expanding in its “core” U.S. markets near its Canadian base, including Ohio and Michigan.
The Humane Society said it owns 130 Tim Hortons shares, just enough to submit the proposal at the chain’s annual meeting.
Named after Tim Horton, a Hall of Fame hockey player who was one of the founders, the chain dominates the coffee and light-lunch trade in its home market, blanketing the country with its Spartan yellow and red stores. It says it brews eight out of every 10 cups of coffee sold in Canada.
The company is facing tough competition from McDonald’s, which has been renovating Canadian stores, promoting its coffee and introducing espresso drinks. For its part, Tims has beefed up its menu with items like lasagna casserole.
(Reporting by Alastair Sharp in Toronto; Editing by Frank McGurty)


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Side note: I LOVE my Timmies coffee… But when I lived in Canada and enjoyed my Timmies, I had NO idea about anything about animal rights or abuses. Now I know, but I also live in the USA and not where there are any Tim Hortons… But their coffee… *Sigh*C’mon Timmies, make it easy for me to love you again….. Do the right thing!!!  

Tim Hortons feels heat from animal rights group

By Alastair Sharp | Reuters – 2 hrs 46 mins ago

TORONTO (Reuters) - Tim Hortonsthe Canadian coffee shop chain looking to make deeper inroads south of the border, is under mounting pressure byanimal rights activists to assure that its U.S. pork and egg suppliers adopt more humane practices.

The Humane Society of America said on Tuesday it will propose a shareholder vote in May on whether the chain should work to stop the practice of confining hens in cages and sows in gestation crates.

"When it comes to addressing cruelty to animals, an issue that American consumers feel strongly about, Tim Hortons is severely lagging,” Matthew Prescott, food policy director at the Humane Society, said in a statement announcing the proposal.

In response, Tim Hortons said it was actively working with its suppliers to make “realistic long-term improvements” in animal welfare. It said it will provide an update on the initiative and address the shareholder proposal in the next month.

"While we are not directly involved in the raising or handling of animals, Tim Hortons has significant initiatives and procedures in place to make sure our supply chain practices are consistent with both regulatory and industry norms,” spokeswoman Alexandra Cygal said.

The Humane Society can claim a string of successes in persuading the U.S. food industry to treat its animals more humanely.

Fast food chain McDonald’s Corp said earlier this month it would work to phase out the use of gestation crates.

The Humane Society said 70 percent of the U.S. pork industry confines its pregnant pigs to the crates, which are banned in the European Union and eight U.S. states - including California, Ohio and Michigan.

Sows are often confined in the crates - which are typically too narrow to allow them to turn around - from just before the birth of their piglets until the young pigs are weaned months later.

Tim Hortons is focused on expanding in its “core” U.S. markets near its Canadian base, including Ohio and Michigan.

The Humane Society said it owns 130 Tim Hortons shares, just enough to submit the proposal at the chain’s annual meeting.

Named after Tim Horton, a Hall of Fame hockey player who was one of the founders, the chain dominates the coffee and light-lunch trade in its home market, blanketing the country with its Spartan yellow and red stores. It says it brews eight out of every 10 cups of coffee sold in Canada.

The company is facing tough competition from McDonald’s, which has been renovating Canadian stores, promoting its coffee and introducing espresso drinks. For its part, Tims has beefed up its menu with items like lasagna casserole.

(Reporting by Alastair Sharp in Toronto; Editing by Frank McGurty)

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Side note: I LOVE my Timmies coffee… But when I lived in Canada and enjoyed my Timmies, I had NO idea about anything about animal rights or abuses. Now I know, but I also live in the USA and not where there are any Tim Hortons… But their coffee… *Sigh*

C’mon Timmies, make it easy for me to love you again….. Do the right thing!!!  

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2 years ago 413 notes ocean what goes in the ocean goes in you surfrider foundation surf sea environment environmental issues activism plastic fish west coat studies pollution Great Pacific Garbage Patch United States USA zooplankton stomach marine birds seabirds mammals marine mammals marine death

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Rise Above Plastics
There is a section of the Pacific Ocean twice the size of the continental United States called the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Within it, 100 million tons of plastic swirl in a vortex of currents. There is so much plastic in the water that it outnumbers zooplankton by six to one!
This plastic ends up in the stomachs of marine birds and animals. In fact, one million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals die globally each year due to ingestion of or entanglement in plastics…
(Find out more about how plastics are affecting the oceans.)

Rise Above Plastics

There is a section of the Pacific Ocean twice the size of the continental United States called the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Within it, 100 million tons of plastic swirl in a vortex of currents. There is so much plastic in the water that it outnumbers zooplankton by six to one!

This plastic ends up in the stomachs of marine birds and animals. In fact, one million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals die globally each year due to ingestion of or entanglement in plastics…

(Find out more about how plastics are affecting the oceans.)

(Source: rhamphotheca, via chocothebutcher-deactivated2013)

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2 years ago 2 notes justin timberlake real men don't buy girls prostitution super bowl super bowl xlvi Girls for sale at super bowl stop sex trafficking sex trafficking United States USA Indianapolis

Human lives for sale at SUPER BOWL XLVIThe Super Bowl has been called the largest sex trafficking event in the U S. Women, men, boys, and girls are all sold on the underground for the sexual pleasure of fans caught up in parties and alcohol. Thousands of girls will be brought into Indianapolis for this single event. Theresa Flores knows what horrors will take place. She was a victim of trafficking for two years.

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Human lives for sale at SUPER BOWL XLVI

The Super Bowl has been called the largest sex trafficking event in the U S. Women, men, boys, and girls are all sold on the underground for the sexual pleasure of fans caught up in parties and alcohol. Thousands of girls will be brought into Indianapolis for this single event. Theresa Flores knows what horrors will take place. She was a victim of trafficking for two years.


http://jaxchristian.com/news/jacksonville-christian-world-news