Mercy For Animals

606,187 Supporters

Mercy For Animals is dedicated to preventing cruelty to farmed animals and promoting compassionate food choices and policies. Visit www.mercyforanimals.org to learn more.

Started 10 petitions

Petitioning Brian Niccol, Amanda Clark, Carl Mount, Laurie Schalow, Jessica Rosen

Taco Bell: Stop the Animal Cruelty and Go Cage-Free!

My name is Christina Wilson. I work for Mercy For Animals, advocating every day for the lives of animals cruelly mistreated in factory farms across Canada. Over the past several months, I have seen firsthand the vast majority of the national food market embrace cage-free egg policies. Amid all of this encouraging progress, however, Taco Bell stands out in its refusal to publicly acknowledge the cruelty in its supply chain. As its cage-free egg policy in the United States indicates, Taco Bell must be well aware of the egregious abuse inherent in egg factory farms; however, the company refuses to extend the same consideration to hens and customers in Canada. It pains me to think of all the consumers—so many of them undoubtedly animal lovers like me—who unknowingly eat products containing eggs from abused hens. In response to strong consumer demand, the Canadian food market is close to becoming entirely cage-free. Nearly every major retailer, bakery, packaged food company, and foodservice provider in Canada has recognized the need for change. McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Dairy Queen, A&W, Burger King, Boston Pizza, Subway, and many more of Taco Bell’s competitors have also made this commitment. But Taco Bell still refuses. Working at MFA has truly opened my eyes to the unjustifiable cruelty in the Canadian food industry that we can no longer ignore. Every time we sit down to eat, we make a choice about the treatment of animals. By refusing to support Taco Bell, we cast our consumer vote against animal cruelty. I ask that you join me in this endeavor. Please sign and share this petition urging Taco Bell to do the right thing and adopt a 100 percent cage-free egg policy.

Mercy For Animals
863 supporters
Petitioning Conseil national pour les soins des animaux d’élevage

Rejetez l’élevage cruel des poulets en cage au Canada

Est-ce que vos taxes sont utilisées pour soutenir la maltraitance envers les animaux?En ce moment, le Conseil national pour les soins des animaux d’élevage (CNSAE), un organisme financé par les contribuables, demande au public de commenter son nouveau Code de pratique pour le soin et la manipulation des poules pondeuses.  Ce nouveau Code de pratique permet toujours à des millions de volatiles d’être cruellement entassés dans des cages pour la majorité de leur vie.En les enfermant ainsi, les poules pondeuses se voient refuser tout ce qui est naturel pour elles. Elles ne verront jamais le soleil, ne pourront jamais respirer l’air frais ou bien ressentir l’herbe sous leurs pattes.  Du jour de leur éclosion à leur mort violente, les volatiles vivent dans des souffrances permanentes.  L’enquête récente en caméra cachée de Mercy for Animals à la Gray Ridge Egg Farms, une des plus importantes usines de production d’oeufs au Canada, a démontré toute la cruauté envers les poules pondeuses avec l’utilisation des cages.Nous ne pouvons pas laisser le CNSAE utiliser l’argent des contribuables pour soutenir l’abus envers les animaux alors que la majorité des Canadiens s’y oppose.Avec l’aide de vétérinaires et d’experts en bien-être animal, MFA a préparé une réponse afin de protéger les volatiles de la pire forme d’abus institusionnalisé envers les animaux.  S’il vous plaît signez la pétition et joignez-vous à nous afin de faire entendre notre voix pour : L'interdiction des cages inutiles et cruelles pour les poules pondeuses Plus d’espace, l’accès à la lumière naturelle et un meilleur environnement pour les volatiles Une politique de tolérance zéro contre la maltraitance envers les animaux et l’installation de système de caméra vidéo afin de dissuader les actes de violences La fin des mutilations inutiles des poules sans analgésique La signature de chaque Canadien est essentielle!Votre signature s’ajoutera à celle de milliers d’autres et sera soumise au CNSAE en réponse officielle de MFA au nouveau Code de pratique.Ensemble, nous pouvons faire la démonstration au CNSAE qu’une majorité de Canadiens s’oppose au confinement des animaux dans des petites cages pendant toute leur vie.  S’il vous plaît, signez la pétition maintenant et partagez-la sur les médias sociaux afin de protéger les poules pondeuses du Canada d’un traitement terrible!Merci,

Mercy For Animals
55,203 supporters
Petitioning National Farm Animal Care Council

Ban Cruel Chicken Cages in Canada

Are your tax dollars used to support animal abuse?Right now, the taxpayer-funded National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC) is asking for public comment on its new code of practice for the care and handling of egg-laying hens. The new code allows millions of birds to be crammed in cruel cages for nearly their entire lives.  In cages, hens are denied nearly everything that comes naturally to them. They never get to see the sun, breathe fresh air, exercise, or feel the grass beneath their feet. From the day they hatch until they are violently killed, the birds experience constant misery. Mercy For Animals’ recent undercover investigation at Gray Ridge Egg Farms, one of the largest egg factory farms in Canada, reveals just how cruel caging egg-laying hens is. We cannot let NFACC get away with using our taxpayer dollars to support animal abuse that the majority of Canadians oppose.With the help of veterinarians and animal welfare experts, MFA has prepared a response to help protect birds from the worst forms of institutionalized animal abuse. Please sign the petition to join us in our call for the following: a ban on inherently cruel cages for egg laying hens more space, clean litter, access to natural light, and environmental enrichments for birds a zero tolerance policy for animal abuse and installation of video monitoring systems to deter egregious acts of violence an end to the needless mutilation of hens without painkillers Every single Canadian signature is critical!Your signature will be submitted along with thousands of others in MFA’s official response to the new NFACC code of practice.Together, we can show NFACC that the majority of Canadians oppose confining animals in small cages for their entire lives. Please sign the petition now and then share it on social media to protect Canada’s egg-laying hens from terrible abuse!Thank you.

Mercy For Animals
55,203 supporters
Petitioning Glen Jennings

Rejetez l’élevage cruel des poulets en cage au Canada

Il est grand temps que le Conseil national pour les soins des animaux d’élevage (CNSAE) cesse de permettre la séquestration des poules pondeuses dans des cages ! À l’aide de caméras cachées, un sonneur d’alerte de Mercy For Animals a pu mettre en lumière des actes de cruauté horribles chez l’un des plus importants producteurs d’œufs du Canada : Des milliers de poules coincées dans des cages si petites qu’elles ne peuvent ni marcher, ni déployer leurs ailes ou se reposer confortablement.  Des volatiles entassés dans des cages grillagées ou sous des bacs d’alimentation, piétinés par leurs congénères et incapables d’atteindre la nourriture ou l’abreuvoir.  Des poules mortes qui se décomposent dans l’indifférence, laissées aux côtés des poules vivantes continuant de pondre des œufs pour la consommation humaine. Des volatiles avec les yeux enflés, montrant des blessures saillantes, un plumage extrêmement dégarni et de sérieuses infections qui ne reçoivent aucun soin vétérinaire approprié. À partir de leur éclosion jusqu’à leur mort violente, les poules pondeuses ne vivent que misère et souffrance. La pire cruauté que ces animaux sensibles et intelligents subissent est de passer leur vie entière entassés dans des cages. Ces cages sont superposées dans d’immenses hangars sans aucune fenestration. Ces pauvres animaux ne peuvent déployer leurs ailes et encore moins se déplacer sans marcher ou grimper sur d’autres poules. Alors qu’on leur refuse tout ce qui est naturel pour elles, soit de se percher, de se nicher ou encore de prendre des bains de poussières, ces poules ne verront jamais le soleil, ne respireront jamais l’air frais et ne sentiront jamais l’effet de l’herbe sous leurs pattes. Maintenir des poules en cage est si cruel que pratiquement tous les plus grands détaillants alimentaires et chaînes d’alimentation canadiennes, incluant Tim Hortons, McDonalds, Loblaws, Metro, Sobeys et Walmart, se sont engagés à s’approvisionner seulement en œufs de poules en liberté. Le Conseil national pour les soins des animaux d’élevage (CNSAE), qui est financé avec des fonds publics, a récemment dévoilé son nouveau Code de bonnes pratiques révisé pour les soins et l’hébergement des poules pondeuses. Les groupes de défense des droits des animaux s’attendaient à ce que le nouveau Code, qui n’avait pas été révisé depuis plus de dix ans, interdise la pratique cruelle de l’élevage en cages. Cette recommandation aurait été en accord avec les nouvelles exigences des contribuables canadiens, des consommateurs, des détaillants et même des producteurs, qui ont amorcé le virage vers les œufs de poules en liberté. Il est maintenant temps de vous faire entendre ! Merci de prendre un moment pour signer cette pétition pour inviter le Conseil national pour les soins des animaux d’élevage (CNSAE) à exiger que les producteurs d’œufs mettent fin au cruel élevage de poules en cages.  

Mercy For Animals
1,664 supporters
Petitioning Glen Jennings

Ban Cruel Chicken Cages in Canada

It’s time for the egg industry to stop cramming hens into cages! Using hidden cameras, an undercover whistleblower with Mercy For Animals has exposed truly horrific animal abuse at Gray Ridge Egg Farms: Thousands of hens crammed inside cages for their entire lives, unable to freely walk, spread their wings, or rest comfortably Birds trapped in cage wire or under feed troughs, trampled by their cage mates and unable to reach food and water  Dead hens rotted beyond recognition left in cages with hens still laying eggs for human consumption Birds with swollen eyes, bleeding prolapses, extreme feather loss, and other serious afflictions denied proper veterinary care From the day they hatch until the day they are violently killed, these hens experience nearly constant pain and misery.  Perhaps the worst cruelty these sensitive and intelligent animals endure is a lifetime packed into cages. These cages are stacked in tiers inside giant windowless sheds. These poor animals can barely move around without stepping on or climbing over other hens. Denied nearly everything that comes naturally to them, including perching, they never get to see the sun, breathe fresh air, or feel the grass beneath their feet. Caging hens is so cruel that nearly every major Canadian food retailer and restaurant chain, including Tim Hortons, McDonald’s, Loblaws, Metro, Sobeys, and Walmart, have pledged to switch to cage-free eggs. Recently, the taxpayer-funded National Farm Animal Care Council released the highly anticipated Recommended Code of Practice for the treatment of egg-laying hens. Animal welfare advocates expected the code, which hadn’t been updated in more than ten years, to require producers to move toward cage-free housing systems to reflect the interests of Canadian taxpayers, consumers, grocers, and food producers, who have begun demanding such a switch. Shockingly, the new code continues to allow the extreme confinement of egg-laying hens in wire cages—something that is widely regarded as one of the cruelest and most out-of-date factory farming practices in the world. Now is the time to make your voice heard! Please, take a moment to sign this petition urging the National Farm Animal Care Council to advise egg farmers to end their use of cages.  

Mercy For Animals
55,203 supporters
Petitioning Richard Redner

REDNER’S MARKETS: Stop Selling Eggs From Animals Crammed in Cruel Cages

Redner’s Markets is one of the leading independent grocers. But it’s no leader among the growing number of companies rejecting cruel cages for egg-laying hens. Today’s egg factory farms subject millions of birds to unspeakable cruelty and neglect. Hens used for eggs are crammed into wire cages so small the birds can’t walk, spread their wings, or engage in other natural behaviors. Many birds become trapped and painfully mangled in cage wire or under feed trays. Without assistance, they suffer and die. Dead hens are forgotten and left to rot alongside birds still laying eggs for human consumption. Other industry leaders, including Walmart, Giant Eagle, and Safeway, have already publicly committed to eliminating battery cages. It’s high time Redner’s Markets listened to its customers and adopted a cage-free policy for all eggs sold in its stores. Please sign this petition asking Redner’s Markets to stop selling eggs from birds crammed in cruel cages and to set a firm deadline for going cage-free for all eggs sold in its stores. The animals need your voice!

Mercy For Animals
7,236 supporters
Petitioning Glen Jennings

Ban Cruel Chicken Cages in Canada

It’s time for the egg industry to stop cramming hens in cages! The National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC) recently released the highly anticipated Recommended Code of Practice for the treatment of egg-laying hens, which failed to require cage-free housing systems. Animal welfare advocates expected the code, which hadn’t been updated in more than ten years, to require producers to move toward cage-free housing systems to reflect the interests of Canadian taxpayers, consumers, grocers, and food producers, who have begun demanding such a switch. Instead, the new code continues to allow the extreme confinement of egg-laying hens in wire cages—something that is widely regarded as one of the cruelest and most out-of-date factory farming practices in the world. Specifically, the revised code allows egg farmers to confine millions of hens to wire cages for nearly their entire lives.  These poor animals can barely move around without stepping on or climbing over other hens. Denied nearly everything that comes naturally to them, including perching, nesting, and dustbathing, they never get to see the sun, breathe fresh air, or feel the grass beneath their feet. The European Union and a number of U.S. states have outright banned or severely restricted the cruel practice of caging egg laying hens. In Canada, nearly every major food retailer and manufacturer has pledged to switch to cage-free eggs. In addition to ignoring serious animal welfare problems, the revised code flies in the face of consumer preferences. A recent survey conducted by NRG Research Group found the overwhelming majority of Canadians oppose the practice of confining egg-laying hens in cages. The survey shows that 79 percent of Canadians believe NFACC should prohibit the use of cages in egg production, and 83 percent of Canadians believe the government should enact laws banning their use. Eighty-one percent of Canadians feel that cages should be prohibited even if it increases the price of eggs. Strikingly, a majority of Canadians believe that NFACC should not receive any more taxpayer funding if it fails to recommend a transition to cage-free egg production.  Now is the time to make your voice heard! Please, take a moment to sign this petition urging NFACC—which receives millions of taxpayer dollars to develop codes of practice for the care and housing of farmed animals—to listen to consumers and advise egg farmers to stop using cages when it releases the final version of the code following the public comment period. 

Mercy For Animals
55,203 supporters
Victory
Petitioning John Quinn, Glenn Evans, Brad Clark, Chris Podesto, Bill Cote, Bob Gutierrez

TIMES SUPERMARKETS: Stop Selling Eggs From Animals Crammed in Cruel Cages

Times Supermarkets is one of the leading independent grocers. But it’s no leader among the growing number of companies rejecting cruel cages for egg-laying hens. Today’s egg factory farms subject millions of birds to unspeakable cruelty and neglect. Hens used for eggs are crammed into wire cages so small the birds can’t walk, spread their wings, or engage in other natural behaviors. Many birds become trapped and painfully mangled in cage wire or under feed trays. Without assistance, they suffer and die. Dead hens are forgotten and left to rot alongside birds still laying eggs for human consumption. Other industry leaders, including Walmart, Costco, and Albertsons, have already publicly committed to eliminating battery cages. It’s high time Times Supermarkets listened to its customers and adopted a cage-free policy for all eggs sold in its stores. Please sign this petition asking Times Supermarkets to stop selling eggs from birds crammed in cruel cages and to set a firm deadline for going cage-free for all eggs sold in its stores. The animals need your voice!

Mercy For Animals
555 supporters
Victory
Petitioning Eggland's Best

As a worker at Eggland's Best, I uncovered sickening animal cruelty—please help me end it!

Did your eggs come from tortured hens? If you buy Eggland’s Best, the answer is likely yes. How do I know? Because I worked undercover at several egg factory farms that supply Eggland’s Best and took video footage of the conditions. The misery and suffering these animals endure is the stuff of nightmares. But don’t take my word for it. Watch the undercover footage and see for yourself.  This egg industry cruelty is sickening—and it must be stopped. If you’ve signed petitions calling on companies to go cage-free before, thank you and congratulations—your signature paid off!  Top food retailers and restaurants, including Walmart, Kroger, Albertsons, Safeway, McDonald’s, and Starbucks, and more than 100 other companies have pledged to go cage-free in just the past year. They made cage-free pledges because people like you are outraged by the millions of egg-laying hens suffering in filthy wire cages so small the birds can’t even spread their wings. You took action and signed the petitions calling on these companies to make a change.  But one major company seems stuck in the past and refuses to take a stand against blatant animal abuse: Eggland’s Best. My hidden-camera video shows just how cruelly hens in Eggland’s Best’s supply chain are treated: Thousands of hens are crammed inside cages so small the birds can’t freely walk, spread their wings, or even rest comfortably. Birds suffer from feather loss caused by rubbing against the bars of their tiny wire cages. Countless dead hens are left to rot in cages with live birds still laying eggs for human consumption. Workers violently yank birds out of their cages by their wings or necks and throw them on top of each other in garbage cans to be gassed to death.  It’s time for Eggland’s Best to stop cramming birds into torturous cages and commit to a 100 percent cage-free policy—just like so many other major companies have already done!   Please, take a moment to sign my petition so that all of my work and risk in gathering this important evidence is not in vain. The cruelty I witnessed can be stopped. That’s why I am asking you to help me urge Eggland’s Best to stop stuffing egg-laying hens into cages. Thank you. “Jeff” Whistleblower

Mercy For Animals
191,327 supporters
Petitioning Tyson Foods

Stop Animal Abuse at World’s Largest Chicken Producer

In the past year, Mercy For Animals has conducted multiple investigations into Tyson Foods—the largest poultry producer in the world. They’ve sent brave undercover investigators into Tyson factory farms and slaughterhouses across the country to document conditions, and what they’ve found is truly disgusting.  These investigations show hundreds of thousands of birds crammed into filthy, windowless sheds and forced to live for weeks in their own waste and toxic ammonia fumes. The chickens are bred to grow so fast they become crippled under their own weight and frequently die from heart attacks and organ failure. On the farm, Tyson workers were caught on hidden camera violently clubbing animals to death, breaking their necks, and leaving severely sick and injured animals to die without food or water. At the slaughterhouse, Tyson workers were even caught ripping the heads off of live birds after violently slamming them upside down into metal shackles. These abuses have been reported to Tyson executives over and over again. Unfortunately, at Tyson extreme animal cruelty is business as usual. But it doesn’t have to be. With your help, we can make a difference.  Please, join Mercy For Animals in calling on Tyson Foods to implement meaningful animal welfare changes and end its cruelest factory farming practices. The abuses you see in this video have no place in a civilized society.      Thank you.

Mercy For Animals
183,730 supporters