Sam Plouff is a sophomore at the University of Michigan. Upon learning her school, The University of Michigan, was investing in Roark Capital, she started a petition asking the university to divest from a firm profiting from animal cruelty.
Roark Capital is a private equity firm, and major investor in CKE Restaurant Group, the parent company of Hardee’s and Carl Jr’s who lack comprehensive and effective chicken welfare policies.
The life of these chickens is one of horrific animal cruelty. That is why she is asking UMich to stop investing in Roark until its investees follow major companies, like Burger King and Subway, in publically committing to higher welfare for chickens.