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factory farming

135 petitions

Update posted 2 hours ago

Petition to Clifford Hudson, Claudia San Pedro, John Budd, Eddie Saroch, Christi Woodworth, Sonic Drive-In, Tony Bartel, Lauren Hobart, Kathy Taylor, Jeffrey Schutz, J. Larry Nichols

Sonic Drive-In: Don’t Sell Food Made from Tortured Animals!

Sonic allows its suppliers to treat chickens in horrific ways that Burger King and others have banned for being too cruel. Please sign this petition asking them to stop! Our family lives in Tulsa, not far from Sonic’s Oklahoma City headquarters, so we’re very familiar with Sonic and the company’s message about “doing the right thing.” Well, Sonic, allowing your suppliers to shackle chickens upside down, dunk them in electrified water, and cut open their throats—often all while the birds are fully conscious—is doing the WRONG thing. And it turns out Sonic actually agrees. In 2010, Sonic said it would “challenge its poultry suppliers to convert to an animal welfare-friendly” alternative system. But seven years later, nothing has changed: Even though Burger King, Jack in the Box, Subway, and dozens of other companies have committed to banning live-shackle slaughter, Sonic has not. As the mom of a little girl who grew up with a turkey friend named Abner, it breaks my heart to think about millions of birds suffering for Sonic. The powers that be at Sonic can eliminate so much horrible cruelty just by making the same basic welfare commitments as their competitors. And if they truly care about doing the right thing, they will. Thank you for speaking up for animals! Debbie BVolunteer, Mercy For Animals 

Mercy For Animals
41,323 supporters
Update posted 1 day ago

Petition to Tyson Foods

Tell Tyson Foods to Stop Torturing Animals

We can all agree that torturing animals to death is wrong. But if you eat chicken from Tyson Foods, torture is exactly what you are paying for. A new Mercy For Animals investigation has uncovered shocking animal abuse at a contract farm for Tyson Foods—the largest meat producer in the world—including: Workers violently clubbing animals to death, breaking their necks, and leaving severely sick and injured animals to die without food or water Baby birds carelessly thrown to the ground from transport crates suffering broken bones and other severe injuries Chickens bred to grow so fast they became crippled under their own weight and frequently died from heart attacks and organ failure Hundreds of thousands of birds crammed into filthy, windowless sheds forced to live for weeks in their own waste and toxic ammonia fumes At this Tyson chicken factory farm, over a thousand birds died every day from the diseased and unsanitary conditions. In total, over the course of only 42 days, more than 52,000 birds died at this one farm from sickness or injuries. Those who survived were carelessly grabbed by their legs, wings, and necks and violently slammed into transport crates before being trucked to slaughter. As shocking as it is, this type of cruelty and neglect is common in the poultry industry. There are no federal laws to protect chickens during their lives on factory farms, and most states specifically exclude chickens from anti-cruelty laws. All of this means that Tyson Foods and other poultry producers are able to routinely get away with torturing chickens in ways that would be illegal if cows or pigs were the victims instead. But we can stop this needless cruelty. Please, take a moment to sign this petition calling on Tyson Foods to stop torturing chickens.    Thank you.

Mercy For Animals
572,365 supporters
Update posted 3 days ago

Petition to Tyson Foods, Christine Daugherty, Gary Mickelson

Tell Tyson to Stop Ripping Heads Off Live Chickens

Hi, I’m Candice Bergen. If you’re like me, you would never condone animal abuse. But if you eat chicken from Tyson Foods (which supplies McDonald’s, KFC, Chick-fil-A, and more), you may be unknowingly supporting some of the most sickening animal abuse imaginable.  How do I know? Multiple undercover investigations by Mercy For Animals have uncovered ongoing and systemic animal abuse at Tyson Foods. Most recently, a brave investigator used a hidden camera to document conditions at a Tyson slaughterhouse in Mississippi.  What he witnessed was beyond disgusting. I watched the video in horror as workers who seemed to take pleasure in tormenting the frightened birds punched, beat, and threw the animals before violently slamming them upside down into metal shackles.  One worker even used the shackled live birds as punching bags. The birds were then painfully shocked with electricity to immobilize their bodies before having their throats cut open. The investigator documented countless birds who weren’t shackled properly getting their heads ripped off while they were still alive and conscious. The investigator reported these abuses to his supervisor on multiple occasions. He even called the Tyson Foods hotline to report the daily cruelty he had witnessed. But he saw no corrective actions taken. At Tyson Foods, extreme cruelty to animals is just business as usual. But I think we can change that. Because of caring people like you, who sign petitions like this and use their voices to speak up for the voiceless, we’ve already seen some of the biggest food companies make important changes.  For example, after hearing from thousands of people through Change.org, Nestlé, Walmart, and Starbucks all made commitments to ending some of the worst forms of factory farm cruelty in their global supply chains. There’s no reason Tyson Foods can’t do the same.  Please, take a moment to sign my petition calling on Tyson Foods to implement meaningful animal welfare changes.     Thank you.

Candice Bergen and Mercy For Animals
572,365 supporters
Update posted 6 days ago

Petition to Brad Sherman

Congressman Brad Sherman, introduce a bill to protect pigs from abuse in factory farming.

Over the years I have signed many petitions against the cruelty involved in factory farming.  I have learned that the sad reality is there are no federal laws protecting the farm animals. Without enforceable laws the animals that fall victim to factory farming are subjected to hideous abuse and brutal death. Recently, I joined a group of activists and gave water to pigs that were arriving to a slaughterhouse in Los Angeles. They were piled in trucks and hadn’t been given food or water for days. They were treated like inanimate objects. We were on street and still heard their screams from inside the slaughterhouse. They haunt me still.  Pigs are intelligent social animals. They are very aware. They are confined in cages that restrict their movement. They are forced to endure being shipped in trucks without food or water. They eventually end their short painful lives with a violent death at a slaughterhouse. I don’t eat meat. However, you don’t need to be a vegetarian or vegan to agree that pigs should be provided with food, water, and space to move around and interact with each other, without being subjected to fear and pain.  It’s time to push for laws protecting the pigs from abuse. It’s time to hold factory farming accountable for the treatment of the pigs.  Congressman Brad Sherman, we commend you on your proven track record as an advocate for animal rights. We are asking you to introduce a bill protecting pigs from abuse in factory farming. Profits and efficiency are not justification for inflicting pain and suffering on intelligent sentient beings. Please stand up for the pigs that are tortured every day.  

Rick Lindland
15,276 supporters