Domino’s pizza chain has refused repeated requests to only buy pigs from producers that raise them humanely, as opposed to confining female pigs into cramped gestation crates where they can’t even turn around and are continually impregnated until they can no longer give birth, at which point they are destroyed.
Domino’s shareholders recently rejected a proposal that would have made Domino’s join the likes of other companies that have agreed to ditch gestation crates, including McDonald’s and Wendy’s, but the shareholders apparently prefer profits over compassion.
Ironically, Tom Monaghan, Domino’s founder, says he strongly believes in supporting Christian values but he apparently believes that if you don’t have a soul, as many believe is the case for all animals except humans, there is nothing un-Christian about letting animals suffer. You would think if animals can’t go to heaven because they have no soul, that the Christian thing to do would be to make their life on earth as pleasant an existence as possible.
The company’s mission statement claims, “Domino’s Pizza is committed to an inclusive culture which values the contributions of our customers, team members, suppliers, and neighbors.” Unfortunately, it appears Domino’s doesn’t value the real contributors, those who were slaughtered so that customers could have their pepperoni, sausage and ham.
Who would Jesus order pizza from? I don’t think it would be Domino’s.