Last year, the US government increased chicken slaughter line speeds from 140 to an unimaginable 175 birds per minute. Please sign your name to demand the White House reconsider this cruel and unjust treatment of animals!
Chickens are supposed to be stunned before being killed quickly by an automated blade, and workers are supposed to be in place to catch the ones who might miss the stunning. But with line speeds this fast, and workers forced into a more stressful environment, more birds will inevitably miss this crucial step meant to limit their suffering. More chickens could be scalded alive.
Sign our petition now to stop the increase in slaughter line speeds!
The increased speeds also put workers’ safety in jeopardy as they struggle to keep up with the frenetic pace of the slaughter line. Already, the rate of injury for slaughter plant workers in the US is 7.5 times greater than other industries. And with the latest United Nations report stating a major reduction in the consumption of animal products is needed to end the climate crisis, the last thing our food system needs is faster factory farming. It’s bad for animals, for consumers, for farm workers, and for the planet.
Compassion is working hard to convince food businesses to do better for chickens—but we need your voice to be successful. Join us in standing up for chickens and workers by telling the White House to reconsider their reckless hike of slaughter line speeds.