PETA’s statement on Chipotle’s new series, “Farmed and Dangerous”

For Immediate Release:
February 18, 2014

PETA has mixed feelings: Chipotle is head and shoulders above many companies in reducing cruelty to farmed animals, and we’re glad the company is exposing unsustainable and cruel industrial farming practices. We are also pleased that Chipotle has added great vegan options to its menus, including the delicious new tofu sofritas. However, there is no such thing as “responsible” or “humane” meat, and even on those farms that label their meat “naturally raised” or “free-range,” it is indisputable that animals are often subjected to gruesome mutilations without being given any painkillers, kept in crowded conditions without ever having access to sunlight or fresh air, shipped in extreme weather conditions on their way to slaughter, and killed by having their throats cut while fully conscious. Clear-eyed consumers need to take their dining habits a step further and go vegan for life.

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