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Last updated on Friday, May 22, 2015, 3:20 pm

Walmart Announces New Animal Welfare and Antibiotics Positions

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Sam’s Club today announced Friday new positions around animal welfare and the responsible use of antibiotics in farm animals, as a next step in continuously improving the sustainability of items it sells.  “Walmart is committed to selling products that sustain people and the environment,” Kathleen McLaughlin, president of the Walmart Foundation and senior vice president of Walmart sustainability, said in a company news release. “We have listened to our customers, and are asking our suppliers to engage in improved reporting standards and transparency measures regarding the treatment of farm animals.” Highlights of Walmart’s new animal welfare and antibiotics positions include: Humane Treatment of Farm Animals: Walmart is... [ MORE ]

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