Photo representative of typical factory farm facilities.
Did your McDonald’s chicken come from a house of horrors? In Canadian factory farms, birds are bred to grow so unnaturally fast that their fragile legs can’t support their weight, causing constant, severe leg pain and lameness. As a result, they spend nearly all their time sitting in their own waste, which leads to extreme feather loss, thigh sores and scabs, and painful lesions on their bodies and feet. While dozens of Canada’s leading food companies have committed to preventing these abuses in their supply chains, McDonald’s has failed to do the same.
Sign the Petition
Tell CEO Steve Easterbrook to pledge to ban chicken torture in McDonald’s supply chain.
Your company has fallen behind its competitors on issues of animal welfare and transparency. It’s time for McDonald’s to live up to its reputation as a company committed to doing things the right way.
Tim Hortons, Burger King, Boston Pizza, Earls, and Starbucks have all publicly adopted the same fundamental chicken welfare policies for their entire supply chains. Other companies will soon follow their lead.
Like its competitors, McDonald’s has both the power and the ethical responsibility to ensure that the millions of birds who pass through its supply chain each year are protected from the most egregious forms of abuse. But McDonald’s has failed to address calls by the public to adopt a detailed, effective chicken welfare policy that meets the same standards its competitors have committed to.
Please take immediate action to address this issue by pledging to ban this atrocious animal cruelty from your supply chain and publicly adopting a meaningful commitment to dramatically improving chicken welfare. I will not eat at McDonald’s until you do so.
Take More Action
The best way for individual consumers to help end this cruelty is to leave animals off their plates.