Dave Kahre: Oppose Denny’s animal cruelty now!
AS A BOARD MEMBER OF THE DENNY’S FRANCHISE ASSOCIATION, DAVE KAHRE CAN HELP END EXTREME CRUELTY
Dave Kahre is a Denny’s franchisee and the CEO of Pride Restaurants, LLC, where he operates several Denny’s restaurants throughout Illinois and Indiana. Kahre is also on the Denny’s Franchise Association board and a member of its Supply Chain Oversight Committee (SCOC).
A Food Logistics article from 2016 states that franchisees sign a purchasing agreement that designates the SCOC as its purchasing agent, agreeing to abide by and fulfill the purchase commitments made by the SCOC on franchisees behalf. This means that Dave Kahre has a significant influence over the products that end up in nearly all of Denny’s restaurants.
Currently, the diner chain purchases pig products from farms that keep pregnant mother pigs in cages so small they can’t turn around. Due to Denny’s refusal to address this extreme cruelty, a nationwide campaign is exposing this abuse and franchisees are facing the consequences through protests and harmful PR.
Until Kahre and the rest of the SCOC address this animal cruelty scandal, they are doing an extreme disservice to Denny’s customers, franchisees, and, most of all, to the animals who are living in misery.
DENNY’S IS IGNORING public calls to end cages
In 2012, Denny’s made a public commitment to eliminate the cruel practice of caging pregnant pigs in “gestation crates”—just as their competitors have done—yet little progress has been made.
Being trapped in these cages is physically and emotionally devastating for these intelligent animals.
In the middle of a nationwide campaign calling for an end to gestation cages, with over 53,000 messages sent to Denny’s by the public, the company continues to ignore the issue and deletes any questions about it from their customers on their social media pages.
The use of these cages is illegal in 11 U.S. states and several countries. Removing gestation crates is the bare minimum Denny’s can do to reduce these animals’ suffering.
As a member of the Supply Chain Oversight Committee, Mr. Kahre can help thousands of mother pigs confined to tiny metal cages for Denny’s. Over 60 major companies have eliminated or are in the process of eliminating this extremely abusive practice. It’s time to speak up, Mr. Kahre.Dane Charbeneau
Animal Equality’s Campaigns Manager