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The Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon has a bone to pick with Chick-fil-A over its foul treatment of chickens.
Mr. Simon narrates a new Mercy For Animals undercover investigation at a Chick-fil-A supplier factory farm and slaughterhouse revealing the brutal lives and violent deaths faced by chickens who are raised and killed for the fast-food giant.
Using hidden cameras, MFA investigators documented:
- Baby birds crammed by the tens of thousands into giant, windowless sheds, with sick, injured, and crippled birds left to suffer without proper veterinary care
- Workers carelessly grabbing birds by the legs, wings, and necks and then violently slamming them into transport crates
- Chickens having their fragile wings and legs broken as workers hastily and violently shackle them upside down
- Birds having their throats, wings, and chests sliced open while still conscious and able to feel pain
- Thousands of chickens scalded alive in hot water tanks
As shocking as these abuses are, they are not uncommon. There are no federal laws to protect chickens during their lives on factory farms, and most states specifically exclude chickens from anti-cruelty laws. Even though chickens make up 8 billion of the 9 billion animals who are slaughtered every year, they are not protected by the federal Humane Methods of Slaughter Act.
All of this means that Chick-fil-A suppliers are able to routinely get away with torturing chickens in ways that shock and horrify most people. In fact, the United States Department of Agriculture estimates that as many as a million chickens are scalded alive at slaughterhouses each year in the United States.
But we can help put a stop to this sickening animal abuse.
Please, take a moment to sign Mr. Simon’s petition calling on Chick-fil-A to implement meaningful animal welfare policies and less cruel killing methods to prevent egregious animal abuse at its supplier farms.
P.S. Please consider making a special tax-deductible donation today to support the work of our brave undercover investigators who risk everything to expose the tragic truth about animal suffering on factory farms.