Mercy For Animals

477,619 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 National Farm Animal Care, le Conseil national pour les soins aux animaux d’élevage (CNSAE)

Rejetez l’élevage cruel des poulets en cage au Canada

Il est grand temps que le Conseil national pour les soins aux animaux d’élevage (CNSAE) cesse de permettre la séquestration des poules pondeuses dans des cages ! En utilisant des caméras cachées, un dénonciateur de Mercy For Animals sous couverture a pu mettre en lumière de véritables et horribles actes de cruauté et de négligence envers les animaux, 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 oiseaux entassés dans des cages grillagées ou sous des bacs d’alimentation, piétiner 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 oiseaux avec les yeux enflés, montrant des blessures saillantes, un plumage extrêmement dégarni et de sérieuses infections qui ne reçoivent aucun soin vétérinaire essentiel. 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 ne possédant aucune fenestration. Chaque oiseau a moins d’espace pour vivre que la taille d’une simple feuille de carnet de notes.  Les poules pondeuses 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 nicher ou encore de prendre des bains de poussières, ces poules ne verront jamais le soleil, ne respireront jamais l’air extérieur et ne sentiront jamais l’effet du gazon 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. Dans les deux prochaines semaines, le Conseil national pour les soins aux animaux d’élevage (CNSAE) – qui reçoit des millions de dollars des citoyens canadiens – doit déposer un Code de bonnes pratiques révisé pour les soins et l’hébergement des poules pondeuses. Il est maintenant temps de vous faire entendre ! Merci de prendre un moment pour signer cette pétition qui invite le Conseil national pour les soins aux animaux d’élevage (CNSAE) a exigé que les producteurs d’œufs mettent fin à l’utilisation de cages pour l’hébergement des poules.

Mercy For Animals
1,052 supporters
Petitioning National Farm Animal Care Council

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
14,944 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
5,801 supporters
Petitioning Besty Sharples, Glen Jennings, Walter Siemens, Hubert Schillings, Hannah Searle, Andy DeWeerd, David Robert, Mike Petrik, Ian J. Duncan, Penny Lawlis, Carole Fortin, Diane Brodeur, Leanne Cooley, H...

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
1,001 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
561 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
191,415 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
180,469 supporters
Petitioning Chad Gregory

Help Stop Extreme Animal Cruelty in the Egg Industry

My name is Robert, and I’m an undercover investigator with Mercy For Animals. While working undercover at an egg factory farm certified by United Egg Producers, an industry trade group representing the vast majority of U.S. egg farmers, I used a hidden camera to document unimaginable horrors that will haunt me for the rest of my life: Thousands of hens crammed inside cages so small the birds couldn’t 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 hatched until the day they were violently killed, these hens experienced nothing but pain and suffering.  Perhaps the worst abuse these sensitive and intelligent animals were forced to endure was intensive confinement in tiny wire cages for their entire lives. These cages were so small the birds were barely able to walk and couldn’t perch, fully stretch their wings, or do nearly anything that came naturally to them. Cages like these are so cruel that the states of California and Michigan have banned them. Massachusetts and Rhode Island are currently considering similar bans. Additionally, leading food retailers, such as Kroger, Albertsons, Safeway, Costco, and Target, and nearly 100 other retailers, restaurants, foodservice companies, and food manufacturers have pledged to go cage-free in the last year. Even McDonald’s, Burger King, and Subway have demanded their egg suppliers stop cramming hens into cages. It’s time for the egg industry to stop torturing birds in battery cages!   Please, take a moment to sign my petition urging United Egg Producers to help end the use of cruel cages in the egg industry. This is blatant animal abuse. Thank you. “Robert” Undercover Investigator

Mercy For Animals
29,528 supporters
Victory
Petitioning Charles Butt

H-E-B: Stop Selling Eggs from Hens in Cruel Cages

They say “everything’s bigger in Texas," and that unfortunately includes animal abuse at Texas-based supermarket chain H-E-B. While a growing number of companies have committed to selling 100 percent cage-free eggs, H-E-B continues to cram countless birds into cruel cages. Caged egg production is widely considered one of the most egregious forms of animal abuse. Hens are stuffed into wire cages so small the birds can’t walk, fully spread their wings, or engage in other natural behaviors for nearly their entire lives. Many birds become trapped and painfully mangled in cage wire or under feed trays and often suffer and die. Dead hens are left to rot alongside birds still laying eggs for human consumption. Competitors of H-E-B, including Kroger, Albertsons, Safeway, ALDI, Food Lion, Giant, Stop & Shop, Costco, Target, BJ's, SUPERVALU, CVS, and Walgreens have already made public commitments to eliminating cages. It’s high time H-E-B also adopted a cage-free policy for all eggs sold in its stores. Please sign this petition telling H-E-B to adopt a 100 percent cage-free egg policy, including an aggressive phase-in timeline, for all eggs sold in its stores and affiliate locations in the U.S. and Mexico. The animals need your voice!

Mercy For Animals
26,424 supporters
Victory
Petitioning Charles Butt

H-E-B: Stop Selling Eggs from Hens Crammed into Cruel Cages

They say “everything’s bigger in Texas," and that unfortunately includes animal abuse at Texas-based supermarket chain H-E-B. While a growing number of companies have committed to selling 100 percent cage-free eggs, H-E-B continues to cram countless birds into cruel cages. Caged egg production is widely considered one of the most egregious forms of animal abuse. Hens are stuffed into wire cages so small the birds can’t walk, fully spread their wings, or engage in other natural behaviors for nearly their entire lives. Many birds become trapped and painfully mangled in cage wire or under feed trays and often suffer and die. Dead hens are left to rot alongside birds still laying eggs for human consumption. Competitors of H-E-B, including Kroger, Albertsons, Safeway, ALDI, Food Lion, Giant, Stop & Shop, Costco, Target, and CVS, have already made public commitments to eliminating cages. It’s high time H-E-B also adopted a cage-free policy for all eggs sold in its stores. Please sign this petition telling H-E-B to adopt a 100 percent cage-free egg policy, including an aggressive phase-in timeline, for all eggs sold in its stores and affiliate locations in the U.S. and Mexico. The animals need your voice!

Mercy For Animals
26,424 supporters