Florida Costcos: End Your Support of Animal Cruelty

Florida Costcos: End Your Support of Animal Cruelty

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Gilberto Quiroz-Rea started this petition to Costco and

Costco is one of America’s favorite places to shop for so many reasons - the bulk discounts and always low member prices, as well as plentiful and inexpensive food at their restaurant and produce aisles. Costco sells over 100 million rotisserie chickens each year alone, making them one of the largest chicken purchasers and suppliers in the world and an important decision-maker within the poultry industry. Although Costco bears a great responsibility, a recent New York times undercover investigation uncovers grueling animal abuse at one of the farms that supplies Costco chickens. 


What was unearthed in that investigation makes my stomach turn:

  • Chickens bred to grow so large, so fast that their own bodies can’t support their weight.
  • Hundreds of thousands of birds crammed into barren, dirty sheds, where they were forced to lie in their own feces for weeks on end.
  • Many suffered from painful deformities, ammonia burns, and even heart attacks.

Sadly, however, since this investigation broke, Costco has publicly stated the blatant cruelty found in its supply chain is “normal and uneventful activity.”

I don’t agree. That treatment is animal abuse—and I won’t stand for it. Our community in Florida shouldn’t either.

If you agree that animals deserve better than to spend their entire lives enduring constant suffering and that consumers deserve transparency from Costco, please join me in urging Costco to adopt meaningful animal welfare standards by signing and sharing this petition.

Florida Costcos, it's time to end your support of cruel factory farming practices!

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