On Dec. 10 NBC News shares that Nestle's pizza company, DiGiorno, has cut ties with their cheese company because of the milk company they do business with. The milk company, Wiese Brothers, is currently under investigation for animal cruelty and mistreatment.
NBC shared video footage with Nestle of an undercover investigation done by Mercy for Animals who filmed farm hands mistreating animals by poking them until they bled, dragging cows by ropes around the neck with a tractor, and other heinous acts toward the animals that provide the milk that the cheese company DiGiorno uses to make their pizza.
Nestle claims that they have a strict policy of only doing business with companies that are socially responsible and upstanding companies, unlike the Wiese Brothers Farm that didn't even know what was going on among their own workers.
Many people find this to be a little odd when the CEO of Nestle doesn't feel that water is a basic human right and wants to privatize it to resell to the world, including the third world countries that he gets his water from for free.
While it's a worthwhile consideration that all the companies that the Nestle brand works with should practice social responsibility, the Nestle brand likely should too. While nobody condones animal cruelty, it doesn't quite seem to be the place of Nestle to police the companies of the companies they work with.
Do you think that Nestle is extending their reach a bit too far? Should Nestle practice their own social responsibility?