Friday, December 21, 2012

HSUS pressures Royal Caribbean Cruise line

The Humane Society of the United States and persuaded Royal Canadian Cruise company to join the companies who are telling pork suppliers they will soon refuse to buy if any of the sows involved were held in gestation crates.

Royal owns Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Pullmantur, Azamara Club Cruises and CDF Croisières de France, as well as TUI Cruises through a 50 percent joint venture.

Last year it had more than 20 million clients on cruises with 41 ships.

It seems to me that Royal Caribbean is showing more concerns for sows than cruise-ship staff. Then again, it's probably not concerned about the sows, but about what HSUS might do to its image.