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Quiznos Helps Animals!

Written by PETA | February 10, 2009
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I travel a lot for work, and between going to meetings, catching flights, and trying to get to hotels at a reasonable hour, I’m always on the lookout for a quick bite to eat. Quiznos has saved me many a time with its delicious toasted veggie sandwiches—but I’ve been troubled by its animal welfare record.

Well, Quiznos has just taken its first major step. We’ve been working quietly with the company for about a year, talking about the importance of animal welfare reforms to improve the lives and deaths of the animals killed for its products. Now, Quiznos has officially moved forward. It will do the following:

  • Begin phasing in the purchase of eggs from suppliers that don’t cage their hens, starting with 5 percent by next year
  • Begin phasing in the purchase of pig meat from suppliers that don’t confine pregnant sows to barren, metal “gestation crates” (causing extreme physical and psychological trauma), starting with 15 percent by 2012
  • Begin phasing in the purchase of turkeys killed using a less cruel slaughter method called “controlled atmosphere killing” (CAK), starting with 5 percent by the end of 2009
  • Give purchasing preference to suppliers using these less cruel production methods, including chicken suppliers that switch to CAK

Quiznos has also removed the eggs entirely from three of its four cookies. (Unfortunately, they still aren’t vegan, but this will still prevent thousands of hours of suffering for laying hens).

These reforms mark the first steps forward for Quiznos, and we wish those companies resisting change would at least make similar moves (come on Subway, what are you waiting for?). That said, not eating animals (or their eggs or milk) is still the best way to help them. So while it is terrific that pigs, chickens, and turkeys will now suffer less for some of Quiznos’ products, I’ll stick with those veggie subs.

Written by Matt Prescott

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  • melissa says:

    That’s great Quiznos Thank You sooooooooooooo much!

  • Glenn & Debbie Carson says:

    Thank you Quiznos!

  • Nyssa says:

    Goooo Quiznos!!! Yeaaaaaaaaaa PETA!!!! Keep up the great work PETA! WE LOVE YOU!!! XxOo

  • Kristyn says:

    All of their sandwiches are soooo much better with the Guacamole!

  • mariela says:

    this is the only meat i’m gonna eat

  • Kristin McCaw says:

    What a great start Quiznos but don’t stop there keep going!!

  • stephanie says:

    this is happy news go quiznos but i dont have one over here though

  • Fabricio says:

    Good job guys! For all the other companies that still resist to make an effort It’s not hard to do when you WANT TO… “Take a risk take a chance MAKE A CHANGE”

  • Man says:

    Good Job PETA! Please keep pushing humane issues forward!! Great Job QUizNOS. Now that u have made the promise please live upto it.

  • xtofuxfreakx says:

    WOW! This is great! A steps in the right direction! D

  • Jenny says:

    angela YesPETA does support VeganVegetarians. But you need to look at the big picture. If the whole world could be Vegan that would be awesomebut not reality at this point. So to encourage a company to use more humane methods is a big deal and needs to be supported!

  • Virginia says:

    awesome!!! hope they’re cookies can be vegan soon.

  • Jadey says:

    good news PETA is getting more and more succes stories lately I’ll have to give a try to quiznos vegetarian sub to encourage them!

  • Ildiko Laszlo says:

    I have never eaten at Quiznos but now I will go and try their Roasted veggie sandwich and also encourage friends and family to do the same.

  • Joey says:

    I’ll eat at Quiznos every day if they keep on like this but if they backslide like DKNY or any of the other companies we’ve tried to moralize say byebye to me as a customer!

  • Aditya Bhatt says:

    This is a step towards Humanity. . !! You guyz wont regret this. . !! Cheers!!

  • Hannah says:

    I’m not a vegan but I work at an animal hospital and I see all the animals suffering all of the time and can’t believe people allow such horrible methods of killing and devouring animals. Good going PETA. This is just one step closer to stopping animal cruelty!

  • Thais says:

    That’s really something. It’s a shame we don’t have companies willing to do the same here in Brazil.

  • JulieAnn Zserdin says:

    sometimes i have a hard time eating at any resturant that serves meat but than I have to keep remembering that if we dont buy the vegvegan products from these companies they will stop selling them. It is important to show these companies that people want more vegvegan foods. the more we eat the vegvegan foods the less of the animal products will be sold. Eventally maybe they will begin to stop using the animal products in favor of the vegvegan ones. It is all in what people want and eat to what they sell.