The secret ingredient in McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets is brutal animal cruelty.
That’s the finding of a new MFA undercover investigation at a McDonald’s Chicken McNugget supplier—Tyson Foods—that exposed horrific animal abuse, including:
Birds painfully beaten, stabbed, and impaled on makeshift clubs spiked with nails and then thrown into buckets to slowly die
Factory farm owners stepping on the heads of live chickens and then pulling their wings or bodies to break their necks
Chickens bred to grow so fast they became crippled under their own weight and frequently died from organ failure
Hundreds of thousands of birds crammed into filthy, windowless sheds forced to live for weeks in their own waste
After six short weeks, the surviving birds are grabbed by their legs, wings, and necks and violently slammed into transport crates—often suffering broken bones in the process—and trucked to slaughter.
You may remember that last month we exposed unimaginable animal abuse at another Tyson factory farm. As shocking as it is, cruelty and violence run rampant in the poultry industry. There are no federal laws to protect chickens during their lives on factory farms, and most states specifically exclude chickens from anti-cruelty laws.
That’s why it is so important for McDonald’s to implement meaningful animal welfare policies and oversight at its supplier farms. As the world’s largest fast-food chain and a top customer to Tyson Foods, McDonald’s has both the power and ethical responsibility to prevent egregious cruelty to millions of animals.
Please, take a moment to sign our petition calling on McDonald’s to stop unconscionable animal abuse in its supply chain. Then please share the hidden-camera video with friends and encourage them to take action too.
And remember, as individual consumers who care about animals, the most powerful choice we can make is to leave chickens and other animals off our plates.