Cruelty, Interrupted

Published by PETA.

Speaking of interruptions, check out this footage from last night, when a PETA member took the podium during a speech by McDonald’s bigwig Mary Dillon at a Marquette University alumni event to give attendees an earful about the company’s cruelty to chickens:


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The audience was packed with CEOs and top executives from lots of big corporations. PETA’s newest campaign strategy includes attending McDonald’s executives’ speaking engagements and holding them accountable in front of their colleagues and competitors for remaining in the Dark Ages when it comes to animal welfare. Even though a less cruel method of chicken slaughter is already in use in Europe and has been approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, McDonald’s still allows its suppliers to break chickens’ wings and legs, cut their throats while they are conscious, and scald them to death in defeathering tanks using the outdated method.

All McDonald’s needs to do to stop animal defenders from being a pain in its neck is to get its suppliers to quit cutting chickens’ throats open and insist that they adopt controlled-atmosphere killing.

Written by Lindsay Pollard-Post

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