Growing that BOYCOTT List

 “Nancy Robertson, senior vice president of communications for Sonic, said the chain has been working mostly with PETA during the past 18 to 24 months to develop its animal welfare guidelines, which were posted on its web site today.

Goodbye Sonic!  It was nice knowing you.  Funny, have been going less and less over that time period due to declining quality anyway.  At least the decline makes sense now!

The HSUS says it has stock in 38 food-related companies:

  • Bob Evans
  • Brinker International
  • Burger King Holdings Inc.
  • Career Education Corp. (Le Cordon Bleu)
  • Carnival Corporation
  • Cal-Maine Foods Inc
  • Campbell Soup
  • The Cheesecake Factory
  • ConAgra Foods Inc.
  • Costco Wholesale Corp
  • Cracker Barrel Old Country Store
  • Denny’s Corp.
  • DineEquity Inc.
  • Domino’s Pizza Inc.
  • Einstein Noah Restaurant Group
  • General Mills, Inc.
  • Hain Celestial Group (Plainville Turkey Farm)
  • Jack in the Box
  • Kellogg's
  • Kraft Foods, Inc.
  • Krispy Kreme
  • Kroger Co.
  • McDonald’s Corp.
  • P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, Inc.
  • Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd.
  • Ruddick Corp (Harris Teeter)
  • Safeway Inc.Sara Lee
  • Smithfield Foods Inc.
  • Sonic Corp.
  • The Steak n Shake Co.
  • Tasty Baking Company
  • Tim Horton's, Inc.
  • Tyson Foods Inc.
  • Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
  • Wendy’s/Arby’s Group Inc.
  • Winn-Dixie

Guess I’ll be looking in to how much stock they own and how much influence they have but interesting to note that many on that list have also gone off my “go to” list due to quality declines already.  For now, they all go on my “tentative” boycott list (avoid until I find out more).  HSUS is nearly as bad as PETA, maybe even worse, but they also want to give the impression they have LOTS of influence with all the above companies and I know what LIARS they can be so I’ll not take their word for that.

And then there are the ASPCA Corporate partners:

 And more:

 And, of course:

ANYONE who feeds the ASPCA war chest that does NOT go to actually helping pets to even what I would call a nominal level, automatically goes on my boycott list.

PS: IMO, pet health insurance (which is in its infancy and already cloning human insurance's history), is a SCAM in the long term.  Never forget that they have to tack on their profit margin so one must ALWAYS pay more in premiums than actual care would cost.  Make the veterinarians keep their CASH prices in line or else we'll be in the same mess with our pets' health system as we are with the human health system.

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