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McDonald’s Gives Jenna Jameson a Break(down)

Written by PETA | June 7, 2010

PETA’s brand-new McCruelty PSA starring actor Jenna Jameson turned out fantastic, as we knew it would, but we had to shoot it several times. Jenna had to stop the action to regain her composure whenever she started talking about how chickens’ legs are often broken when workers slam them upside down into metal shackles, and how these gentle birds are frequently scalded alive in defeathering tanks.

It’s depressing enough to think (and blog) about cruelty that McDonald’s could stop but simply chooses not to—let alone to talk about it on camera. Perhaps McDonald’s should change its slogan “You deserve a break today” to “We’ll give you a breakdown today.”


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Jenna is passionate about this issue, and she’s optimistic that better times for chickens are ahead. “They’re going to listen. Just wait,” she told PETA. Yes, they will, if we all get behind the campaign and push—so come on, everyone. And thank you, Jenna!

Please join Jenna in demanding that McDonald’s start buying chickens from suppliers that only use controlled-atmosphere killing, a less cruel form of slaughter.

Written by Heather Moore

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  • eddie morse says:

    I worked for a company in the U.K. supplying KFC. 120000 birds a day killed. conditions were no better.

  • nimmen ______ says:

    lol D i would propose law that only hunters could eat meat

  • manuel campos says:

    Greetings Mrs. Jenna Jameson I do believe that you are a much better person that those who criticize you for doing in public everything what us use to do in house but that for puritanical reasons we don’t recognize it. Your campaign seems to me excellent to humanize if it is possible to say like that the death of these animals. Keep up the good work and good luck from Venezuela.

  • erica says:

    I’m so glad people like jenna choose to bring these things into the spotlight. I really admire celebrities that use their fame to help stop animal cruelty and promote vegitarian and vegan beliefs

  • Charles Downs says:

    Everyone should rent from Netflix “Food. Inc.” I don’t think I could ever eat meat again. And you think SHE was crying…

  • Elaine says:

    To hell with killing chickens humanely. Theres no such thing. I think its about time we all bury MCdonalds and all the other nasty evil fast food joints. Alzheimers was never an issue till these bastards swamped the planet!

  • Celia says:

    Hi I am continually amazed at how horrible the quality of food is out there specially Mc Donalds. Thank you!!!

  • Debi says:

    It is this behavior that has helped destroy the reputation of the “all american family dog” irresponsible and reckless

  • ditto says:

    Jennayou are truly a beautiful personinside and out!

  • alison says:

    There is no logical reason why animals have to be treated so terribly. Animals deserve respect as they are loosing their lives to replenish ours! This industry needs to be highly monitored so this type of thing doesn’t happen. Its just a shame that celebraty endorsements have to be used to draw attention to their plight.

  • John Carmody says:

    Hey Jenna Writing from Ireland here and I want to say you’ve got to be damn proud of yourself for sticking up for chickens and to help throw their plight into the spotlight. Hopefully the more people learn about the horrors of factory farms more will choose to go vegan. Cheers from Animal Rights Action Network ARAN in Ireland.

  • adrian jennings says:

    Yeah its shocking i used to work in a similar industry which was depressing but until the governments take more responsibility and stop letting these industries do there own checks things arnt going to get anybetter sadly .Some of these firms are directly involved in writing welfare codes for the protection of the birds .As for Jenna shes lovely .

  • Aleksis says:

    Poor Jenna..I’ve always liked her because she is so passionate about life and animals. I hope we can see more from her in the future.

  • Pam says:

    I think that her life style has nothing to do with how big her heart is so regardless of what she does for a living which I personally dont care she certainly has proved to be an amazing woman for doing this on behalf of animals. Go Jenna!!!

  • Marissa says:

    I don’t necessarily agree with her type of life style but I like her a lot more now after seeing this. Its nice to see how sensitive she feels toward animals. Good for her for making this video!