SRI--Animal

 

ANIMAL WELFARE

 
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 awhole.
− 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.
 
Antibiotic Use
 
We support:
• Proposals designed to promote good stewardship of antibiotic use by meat producers and purchasers, in order to limit the extent of antibiotic resistance - a public health issue. (Adapted from FAIRR Policy).
 
We do not support:
• Proposals that call for reduction in antibiotic use by specific amounts or within a specific timeframe.
 
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.