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Blog: Walmart Sets Stage to Monitor Animal Welfare

Publication Date: 5/28/2015

During the past week, much buzz has been circulating over Walmart’s new animal welfare and antibiotic-use initiatives. The announcement on Friday, May 22 is the first time the retailer has established an official position on the treatment of animals used in its supply chain. So why is this big news? Walmart is the largest grocery store in the U.S., accounting for 25 percent of all food business. So while these suggestions are momentarily voluntary, if taken to an extreme could change the way products are made and sold across the retail industry.

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