• Petitioned Bernardo Hees

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CEO, Burger King
Bernardo Hees
Vice President, Global Communications and Culture
Miguel Piedra

Burger King: Stop Torturing Cows for Cheese

    1. Petition by

      Mercy For Animals

Are your Burger King cheese purchases funding horrific animal abuse?

A breaking Mercy For Animals investigation reveals sadistic animal torture at Bettencourt Dairies—a Burger King supplier. The investigation has already led to three workers, including a manager of the dairy, being charged with criminal cruelty to animals.

MFA’s hidden camera captured:

• Workers and management viciously beating and shocking cows and violently twisting their tails in order to deliberately inflict pain

• Workers and management repeatedly shocking a downed cow and then dragging her by her neck using a chain attached to a tractor

• Extremely unsafe and unsanitary conditions, including feces-covered floors that cause cows to regularly slip, fall, and injure themselves

• Sick or injured cows suffering from open wounds, broken bones, and infected udders left to suffer without veterinary care

Far from leading the carefree lives portrayed in the dairy industry's “happy cow” commercials, cows exploited and killed for Burger King cheese endure lives of near constant misery and deprivation.

Treated as mere milk-producing machines, these intelligent and social animals suffer almost unimaginable abuse from the time they are born and ripped from their mothers' sides until they are so physically worn out from repeated pregnancies and constant milk production that they are sold for slaughter.

Burger King has the power and the moral responsibility to help end some of the worst forms of animal abuse in the dairy industry.

Please join MFA in urging Burger King to immediately implement meaningful animal protection guidelines for all dairy suppliers, including zero tolerance for animal abuse, care for “downers,” and an end to mutilations without painkillers.

Use the form below to send a polite email to Burger King CEO Bernardo Hees, and then share the undercover investigation video with friends, and encourage them to take action, too.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 40,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Holly Stewart CHICAGO, UNITED STATES
      • 19 days ago

      I've just watched a video from Glass Walls on how easy it is to care for our meat product animals. The cleanliness - everything. Then I see this. Please step up and get these animals some humane treatment. If you don't those sleazy workers won't care.

    • sheree fahy LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 2 months ago

      Because it is barbaric

    • Andrea Pop SAN JOSE, CA
      • 3 months ago

      Animals have the right to live

    • carol walters ATHENS, GA
      • 3 months ago


      The righteous man *regardeth his beast.

      *(cares for even the feelings of)

      Amplified Bible

    • Enoch Gould BEMIDII, MN
      • 3 months ago

      Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior!

      Thanks for posting, all of you at (and the supporters of) Mercy For Animals!

      Thanks also to everyone reading my comments!

      God bless!

      Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior!


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