AGRICULTURE COMMUNITY SAYS THANK-YOU TO DOMINO’S PIZZA
For Immediate Release For more information:
May 24, 2012 Kelly Nelson 336-3622
Worldwide pizza party planned
Domino’s Pizza shareholders recently voted to reject a resolution offered by the Humane Society of the United States to require its pork suppliers to stop housing gestating sows in stalls. This decision by Domino’s to reject this resolution makes the company a minority as competitors such as Burger King, McDonalds, Wendy’s and most recently Denny’s all pledged to only purchase pork products from producers who don’t use gestation-sow stalls.
“We rely on animal experts to determine what is the best way to raise an animal that’s being used for food,” said Tim McIntyre, Domino's spokesperson.
“Dominos understand that pork producers care about well being of their livestock. As a pork producer I am honored that a large food organization like them recognizes pork producer’s ability to produce pork in a safe and humanely manner,” said Union County hog farmer and Ag United President Steve Rommereim.
Since the announcement of Domino’s support of farm families and their ability to care for their livestock a facebook group titled “The Truth About Agriculture” has started a movement inviting those involved in agriculture to support Domino's for turning to the experts in animal care and behavior. Agriculture enthusiasts are planning a worldwide pizza party this weekend May 19th.
On the event facebook page farmers and agriculture professionals can download a thank-you card to give to Domino’s management when they purchase their pizza.
“We in agriculture need to make sure that we start showing appreciation to those companies that are willing to take some time to look into situations before jumping on a sensationalism bandwagon,” says Mike Davelaar a South Dakota salesman for Quality Liquid Feeds and co-moderator of “The Truth About Agriculture” facebook page.
For more information about the Ag Pizza Party visit: “The Truth About Agriculture” on Facebook or http://thetruthaboutagriculture.wordpress.com/
Ag United was developed through a collaboration of farm organizations that support livestock production and development and includes the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association, the South Dakota Corn Growers Association, South Dakota Dairy Producers, South Dakota Farm Bureau, South Dakota Pork Producers Council, South Dakota Poultry Industries Association and the South Dakota Soybean Association.