Nearly 90 major food companies have committed to better treatment of chickens. Why hasn't McDonald's?
McDonald’s has long been a leader in food. When they committed to switching to 100% cage-free eggs, hundreds of restaurants and other food companies followed suit. But when it comes to chicken raised for their menu items, McDonald’s is lagging behind.
The modern day chicken is what we call a Frankenbird. Chickens raised for meat are bred to grow so big, so fast that they often can’t even support their own weight. Their unnaturally large chests can cause the birds to suffer from chronic pain, leg deformities, and heart attacks.
Some of the country's largest animal protection groups have joined forces to ask McDonald's to address serious concerns about how chickens in their supply chain are treated. Compassion in World Farming, Animal Equality, Compassion Over Killing, The Humane League, Mercy For Animals, and World Animal Protection have united to ask McDonald's to established specific and meaningful reforms for chickens.
Together we published an open letter to McDonald’s in the New York Times on Sunday, March 25, 2018 asking McDonald's to do better for chickens.
For more info on this unprecedented joint effort for chickens, visit TruthAboutMcDonaldsChicken.com
For food companies: read about our continued commitment to collaborative work here.