Sprouts Farmers Market Expresses Support for Polled Breeding

PETA engaged with Sprouts Farmers Market—the second-largest natural grocer behind Whole Foods—on the topic of dehorning in its dairy supply chain, and as a result, the company set a dehorning policy that includes this statement: “Sprouts encourages farmers to develop programs for breeding polled, naturally hornless cows to eliminate the need for dehorning. This approach has demonstrated success in the beef industry and we support a similar approach in the dairy industry.”

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind