It’s truly a treat for our kids when our family spends the night in a hotel where Domino’s Pizza delivers pool-side. One reason Domino’s is reserved for “special occasions” is because there isn’t one located nearby. This weekend, however, I’ll drive 19.5 miles – or approximately 31 minutes – just for the principle of it. I want to say, “Thank You, Domino’s” for supporting America’s farmers. Why?
Last month Domino’s shareholders had the fortitude to reject a request by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) to stop buying pork produced with the crates. Domino’s spokesman Tim McIntyre said, “We rely on animal experts to determine what is the best way to raise an animal that’s being used for food.”
Fifth generation Missouri farmer Chris Chinn was so encouraged to hear that the stockholders of Domino’s Pizza share her stand on animal care that she launched a grassroots movement on the Just Farmers blog. “As a farmer, I respect Domino’s for its common sense decision and for trusting the experts in animal care,” she writes. “Domino’s decision speaks volumes to me as a farmer. It shows they trust the experts I trust. It shows they trust me. I appreciate that.”
“We, in agriculture, need to make sure that we start showing appreciation to those companies that are willing to take some time to look into situations before jumping on a sensationalism bandwagon,” writes Mike Davelaar on The Truth About Agriculture blog. “I’m going to pick up a couple pizzas and leave a note for the management of Domino’s. I’d encourage all of you to do the same.”
Order a pizza pie between May 18-20 and “pay it forward with pizza.” Join the worldwide Ag Pizza Party. You can bet it’s going to be a “special occasion” at the Latham house sometime this weekend. And special occasions call for Domino’s!