• Petitioning John Betts

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President and CEO
John Betts
Chief Operating Officer
Jacques Mignault
Senior Vice President, National Supply Chain
Jeff Kroll

McDonald's Canada: Stop Torturing Hens With Battery Cages

    1. Petition by

      Mercy For Animals Canada

I am an investigator with Mercy For Animals Canada, and for just over 10 weeks I worked undercover at Creekside Grove Farms in Spruce Grove, Alberta, and Kuku Farms in Morinville, Alberta—factory farms that produce eggs for Burnbrae FarmsMcDonald's Canada's exclusive egg provider for Egg McMuffins.

These two facilities combined confine more than 200,000 chickens. The egg-laying hens are crammed together with up to nine others inside tiny wire cages stacked six cages high. Each bird has less space than a sheet of notebook paper to live her entire miserable life, unable to spread her wings, walk, play, see the sun, breathe fresh air or do nearly anything that would make her life even remotely worth living.

Subjecting sensitive and social animals to a lifetime of misery and deprivation inside tiny battery cages is perhaps the cruelest form of institutionalized animal abuse in existence. In fact, battery cages are so cruel they have been banned in the entire European Union, Switzerland, New Zealand, and the states of California and Michigan. Animal welfare experts and veterinarians the world over have also condemned their use.

Even McDonald's in the European Union banned their use—15 years ago! Yet McDonald's Canada continues to support this egregious animal abuse.

As the country's largest fast-food purchaser of eggs, McDonald's Canada has the power and ethical responsibility to end this abusive practice immediately.

Please sign my petition asking McDonald's Canada to do the right thing and prohibit battery cages in its egg supply chain.

Thank you,

MFA Canada Undercover Investigator

P.S. Please further help the hens by tweeting this petition #EGGMCMISERY.

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    Reasons for signing

    • simone Graham AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND
      • 1 day ago

      What kind of people can possibly sanction the inhumane torturous slavery of these innocent animals, all in the pursuit of the almighty dollar! This Type Of Treatment Is Absolutely Not Acceptable.

    • Michelle Fotherby WINNIPEG, CANADA
      • 1 day ago

      I think torturing animals is fucked up!!!!

    • rita knudsen BRøNDBY, DENMARK
      • 2 days ago

      I love animals be Nice to them

    • megan b CALGARY, CANADA
      • 3 days ago

      Stop torturing!!!!!!!!

      • 3 days ago

      Absolutely disgusted.felt very sickened.. theses are living breathing animals suffering in horrendous conditions, i will only buy and eat free range eggs because my conscience could not allow me to pay for the suffering and misery of these poor defenseless chickens.Change your battery cages and give these chickens a better life.. do the right thing Mcdonalds Canada.


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