Times are changing. As a representative of Nestlé—one of the world’s largest food companies with operations in 86 countries—acknowledged last week, consumers are increasingly invested in the welfare of the animals that produce their food.
A story in The New York Times noted that Nestlé would implement the following changes to its supplier practices:
We have grown weary of South Africa’s Minister of Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa’s weak argument that South Africa, through its Constitution, aspires to protect rhinos through a philosophy of sustainable utilisation of natural resources.
One of the great privileges of my work is that I occasionally get to see whales in the wild. Another of the great privileges, though, is to meet the many passionate and committed people who work so hard every day to see these whales protected.