Activist investor Carl Icahn is again making a push for McDonald’s to demand changes from its pork suppliers. That includes changes to the way sows are housed. Icahn also wants the restaurant chain to have its suppliers abide by California’s Proposition 12, which establishes strict animal welfare standards. Icahn has worked closely with an activist group called the Humane Society of the United States. Meanwhile, the Humane Society of the United States has filed a complaint against McDonald’s with the Securities and Exchange Commission alleging false and misleading claims have been made about its swine production practices.
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