“America’s diner” just got a little bit finer. Denny’s is now buying nearly all of its turkeys from a slaughterhouse that uses controlled atmosphere killing (CAK), the least cruel poultry slaughter method available.
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Denny’s positive step for animals came after PETA discussed with the chain how birds killed using CAK are put to sleep with a nonpoisonous gas, a process that is far less traumatic than traditional slaughter. These turkeys purchased by Denny’s will no longer be hung upside down by their legs in metal shackles and dragged through a stunning tank of electric water before having their throats cut while they are still conscious and able to feel pain. Those who miss the blade are killed by being dumped into scalding-hot water, meant to remove their feathers.
You can send Denny’s a quick thank-you for taking this important step that will reduce immense suffering for all the birds people have yet to stop eating or let restaurant personnel know in person when you stop in to try their yummy veggie burger.
All right, McDonald’s, what are you waiting for?
Written by Michelle Kretzer