Tell Finn Partners to drop Denny’s
FINN Partners is the public relations agency assisting Denny’s amidst their nationwide animal cruelty scandal.
Finn Partners is a marketing and public relations firm aiming to “make a positive impact in the world.” Despite considering themselves “champions of change,” the firm partnered with Denny’s amidst nationwide backlash against their irresponsible stance on pigs suffering extreme abuse.
In 2012, Denny’s publicly committed to end the extreme confinement of pregnant pigs in so-called gestation crates, cages so small that pigs can’t even turn around.
More than 10 years later, Denny’s has not made good on their word and allows this cruel practice despite being banned in multiple countries and 11 U.S. states.
Animal Equality’s campaign to end animal abuse
Denny’s lack of progress led Animal Equality—with the support of animal advocates and Denny’s customers across the U.S.—to undertake a public information campaign with peaceful protests at Denny’s restuarants in Arkansas, California, Illinois, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Texas.
The campaign also has included newspaper ads in South Carolina and Texas, direct mailings, online petitions, emails to Denny’s leadership, viral campaign videos, and the support of thousands of people who comment on Denny’s social media pages.
Billboards have been placed in Times Square and Spartanburg, South Carolina (where Denny’s is headquartered) and mobile billboards in multiple cities showing videos of pigs suffering in cages.
NBC and FOX have covered the campaign, including Denny’s refusal to listen to the more than 53,000 messages they have received.
PIGS ARE SUFFERING FOR DENNY’S
Gestation crates are tiny metal cages of approximately 7 feet by 2.5 feet where pregnant pigs are confined in factory farms for most of their lives.
These cages are so small that pigs cannot even turn around. They suffer injuries, infections, and very high levels of stress. Confining intelligent and sentient pigs in cages like this is so cruel that if anyone were to do the same with a dog, they would be convicted of animal cruelty.
Leading animal scientists like Temple Grandin have called for their abolition. What is Denny’s waiting for?
CAGES ARE CRUEL
In the United States, confining a pig in a gestation cage for the full duration of her pregnancy is illegal in 11 states.
Over 100 million Americans live in states in which the practice is banned. California and Massachusetts also have “sales bans” on any pork that derives from a sow kept in a gestation crate – laws that the U.S. Supreme Court recently upheld.
The United Kingdom, New Zealand, and Sweden already prohibited these cages due to the extreme suffering they cause to animals. The European Union and Australia have severely restricted them, while Canada has already announced their ban.
Tell Finn Partners to drop Denny’s to help end this cruelty now.
*Images on this website represent factory farms that use cages and do not necessarily come from farms that supply to Denny’s.