The pressure to improve animal agriculture practices has been placed mainly on chicken and burger chains, but this report may light a fire under companies like Domino’s to overhaul their own animal treatment standards. The pizza company has spoken out against animal rights groups in the past, with spokesman Tim McIntyre calling them “extremists” and stating that the best response to these activists is “to not hear them, to not respond, to not give them a platform.” “We will never tell a farmer how to farm. We will never tell a rancher how to raise his or her animals,” McIntyre told Brownfield Ag News.  But animal agriculture practices are increasingly top of mind for mainstream diners, and brands that don’t adapt could be viewed as antiquated and out of touch. Major brands across categories have begun to change gears in the past few years — Starbucks, which began buying cage-free eggs in 2008, hopes to use 100% cage-free eggs in company stores by next year, for example. The coffee chain has also pledged to phase out cages for poultry and gestation crates for pigs.  In 2017, McDonald’s announced it would source poultry raised in better li...