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Stop Torturing Chickens for McNuggets

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The hidden ingredient in McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets is brutal animal cruelty.

That’s the finding of a new Mercy For Animals undercover investigation at a McDonald’s Chicken McNugget supplier—Tyson Foods—that exposed horrific animal abuse, including:

  • Birds painfully beaten, stabbed, and impaled on makeshift clubs spiked with nails and then thrown into buckets to slowly die
  • Factory farm owners stepping on the heads of live chickens and then pulling their wings or bodies to break their necks
  • Chickens bred to grow so fast they became crippled under their own weight and frequently died from organ failure
  • Hundreds of thousands of birds crammed into filthy, windowless sheds forced to live for weeks in their own waste

After six short weeks, the surviving birds are grabbed by their legs, wings, and necks and violently slammed into transport crates—often suffering broken bones in the process—and trucked to slaughter.  

This isn’t the first time Tyson has been caught red-handed torturing chickens. Earlier this year, MFA released another undercover investigation showing chickens at a Tyson contract farm in Delaware being thrown and kicked by workers and chickens with severe injuries and disease denied access to food, water, and proper veterinary care.

Due to its lack of meaningful animal welfare policies and oversight, McDonald’s has allowed a culture of cruelty and neglect to fester at its supplier farms.

This blatant animal abuse must stop.

Please, take a moment to sign this petition calling on McDonald’s to stop torturing animals for its Chicken McNuggets.   

Thank you.

This petition was delivered to:
  • McDonald's
  • President and Chief Executive Officer
    Steve Easterbrook
  • President, McDonald's USA
    Mike Andres
  • Executive Vice President, Worldwide Supply Chain, Development, and Franchising
    Jose Armario
  • Chief Communications Officer and Executive Vice President, Corporate Relations
    Robert Gibbs


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