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Posted on Sun, May 13, 2012 : 2:20 p.m.

Domino's Pizza needs to adapt humane practices for farm animals

By Letters to the Editor

I’m shocked to learn that Domino’s Board of Directors recommended its shareholders vote against a request that would help the pizza chain stay in step with other major food franchises like McDonald’s, Wendy’s, and Burger King - all of which are moving away from cruel confinement practices.

Pigs used to make pepperoni, ham, and sausage for Domino’s are confined in small cages for their whole lives. Domino’s needs to stop burying its head in the sand and take a step in the same, more humane direction other major companies are going in.

Kathy Linderman
Ann Arbor



Wed, May 23, 2012 : 12:21 p.m.

People say they worried about pain and suffering for living creatures but a Baby in the womb (with a heart beat and brain waves) not so much. Ah the sweet sweet hypocrisy.


Thu, May 17, 2012 : 10:34 p.m.

For Dominoes, changing to humane practices is low hanging fruit. Those who don't care about animal rights will notice no difference. Doing so will allow them to appeal to a market they have lost to specialty pizza makers and possibly regain some of those customers. This abysmal treatment of livestock brought about by industrialization of farming is not set in stone. It really only takes people voting with their dollars and letting their voices be heard.


Tue, May 15, 2012 : 12:45 a.m.

I agree with Ms. Linderman's opinion. We need to evolve into a more civilized society. Instead, seemingly decent people are constantly defending inhumane practices due to their inability to change their own eating habits for the betterment of themselves and the environment. If a sow were to roll over onto her own piglets, that would be natural selection and frankly, they would be better off. I don't eat Dominoe's Pizza because it continues to be crappy pizza. That doesn't mean I shouldn't care about the animals that are so callously dismissed for pizza toppings. Imagine what it would be like if people actually had respect for the animals they eat...what a concept!


Mon, May 14, 2012 : 3:23 p.m.

We have moved beyond the time when only those who work to protect animals show concerns relating to factory farming. EVERYONE should care about these issues.

Unusual Suspect

Mon, May 14, 2012 : 1:21 p.m.

Correction: you WANT them to make this change. They don't NEED to make this change. If you disagree, don't be a customer.


Mon, May 14, 2012 : 1:12 a.m.

I guess maybe I should be used to it by now, but I am continually amazed by the people who don't understand why we should minimize the suffering of animals capable of feeling pain.


Mon, May 14, 2012 : 1:39 p.m.

No you shouldn't get used to it but you should get the facts. The crates actually save the youger pigs Sows don't really pay attention to thier young many are crushed by thier mother when she lays on them some are even killed by the Sows and eaten. The cratesa ctually prenvent many of those types of deaths.


Sun, May 13, 2012 : 11:44 p.m.

The wheat used to make the dough and the tomatos used to make the sauce should also be humanely harvested. No more mechanical scything, the wheat and tomatos should be lovingly hand harvested to ensure the humanity of the process.


Sun, May 13, 2012 : 8:35 p.m.

Vanna, I'll take an "o" and solve the puzzle: adopt.


Sun, May 13, 2012 : 7:23 p.m.

It's tastier that way