SRI--Animal

 

Animal Testing

 

We do not support:

•   Proposals calling for companies to eliminate the use of animal testing unless:

•   The company is employing animal testing practices that are unnecessary or not required by law or federal regulations.

•   The company is conducting animal testing when reasonable or more technologically advanced alternatives are available.

•   The company has failed to comply with regulations laid out in the Animal Welfare Act regarding animal testing.

•   There are recent, notable fines or legal proceedings related to the company’s animal testing policies.

 

Animal Welfare Policies

We support:

•   Proposals seeking reports on companies’ animal welfare policies in accordance to the Animal Welfare Act, published on company websites, unless:

•   The company has recently published a report on animal welfare policies and strictly monitors compliance with those standards.

•   The company’s established policies reflect policies that govern the industry as a whole.

•   There are recent, notable fines or legal proceedings related to the company’s animal testing policies.

 

Animal Transportation

We support: 

•   Proposals designed to promote health and comfort of farm animals. 

•   Proposals that ask companies to implement transportation by air over ground transportation.

 

Controlled Atmosphere Killing (CAK)

We support: 

•   Proposals requesting the implementation of CAK methods at company and/or supplier companies. 

•   Proposals requesting a report on the feasibility of implementing CAK methods at a company and/or supplier companies.

 

Living Environment for Animals

We support:

•   Proposals requesting a report on the living environment of animals in factory farms.

•   Proposals that promote the phasing out of battery cages in poultry suppliers.