AUSTIN, TX (Change.org) – A Domino’s Pizza customer’s petition on Change.org asking the chain to stop purchasing pork from suppliers who place pregnant pigs in cramped gestation crates has gone viral, collecting more than 115,000 signatures from people in all 50 states in under a week.
The news follows Denny’s announcement earlier this week that it is joining McDonald’s, Burger King, and Wendy’s in phasing out meat products that use the controversial pig confinement system.
Rina Khadivi, a long-time Domino’s customer from Texas, launched the petition campaign after seeing undercover video footage of gestation crates from the Humane Society.
“Domino's should stop feeding customers meat from pigs kept in dirty, cramped pig prisons,” said Khadivi, who launched the campaign on Change.org. “If McDonald's, Burger King, and Denny's are willing to get rid of gestation crates, why can’t Domino’s?”
“I love to order in a good pizza after a crazy day,” she added. “But the last thing I want to do is eat something I know has contributed to animal cruelty.”
Denny’s is the latest company to commit to phasing out gestation crates from its supply chain. Denny’s Vice President Greg Linford recently said the company “will endeavor to purchase products from companies that provide gestation crate-free pork and are committed to influencing (its) suppliers to share in a gestation crate-free vision for the future.” At present, more than 115,000 people have signed Khadivi’s petition on Change.org asking Domino’s to make a similar commitment.
“What’s especially interesting about Rina’s campaign is that she’s a long-time fan of Domino’s, especially their double-pepperoni pizzas,” said Change.org Senior Campaigner Pulin Modi. “She clearly wants to work with Dominos to meet certain animal welfare standards. Rina’s an example of how consumers everywhere are using Change.org to deliver powerful feedback to the companies that matter to them.”
Live signature totals from Khadivi’s Domino’s Cruelty campaign can be viewed at https://www.change.org/DominosCruelty