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Hilton Plans to Ban Cages, Crates in Its Food Supply Chain

Hilton Worldwide has announced it will begin to eliminate the use of cages for egg-laying chickens and gestation crates for breeding pigs in its global food supply chain. The announcement was made in conjunction with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the nation's largest animal protection organization.

Hilton Plans to Ban Cages, Crates in Its Food Supply Chain

Initially all hotels in the Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton and DoubleTree by Hilton brands will be required to switch all egg usage to cage-free by Dec. 31, 2017, ensuring that chickens are not confined in cages. All pork products must be purchased from suppliers that house breeding pigs in groups rather than gestation crates by Dec. 31, 2018. These changes will initially apply in 19 countries where products are currently available and will be adopted in additional markets as supply comes online. These actions are part of the company's global responsible sourcing strategy, which includes a focus on animal welfare. Last year, Hilton announced a global ban of the sale of shark fin in all owned and managed properties.

"Hilton Worldwide's new animal welfare commitment will substantially improve countless animals' lives," said Josh Balk, senior food policy director for The Humane Society of the United States. "We welcome Hilton Worldwide's leadership and look forward to helping the company progress in its work to make life better for farm animals."

Source: Hilton Worldwide

Initially all hotels in the Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton and DoubleTree by Hilton brands will be required to switch all egg usage to cage-free by Dec. 31, 2017, ensuring that chickens are not confined in cages. All pork products must be purchased from suppliers that house breeding pigs in groups rather than gestation crates by Dec. 31, 2018. These changes will initially apply in 19 countries where products are currently available and will be adopted in additional markets as supply comes online. These actions are part of the company's global responsible sourcing strategy, which includes a focus on animal welfare. Last year, Hilton announced a global ban of the sale of shark fin in all owned and managed properties.

"Hilton Worldwide's new animal welfare commitment will substantially improve countless animals' lives," said Josh Balk, senior food policy director for The Humane Society of the United States. "We welcome Hilton Worldwide's leadership and look forward to helping the company progress in its work to make life better for farm animals."

Source: Hilton Worldwide

Hilton Plans to Ban Cages, Crates in Its Food Supply Chain