Email McDonald's execs to demand better welfare for chickens

Email McDonald's execs to demand better welfare for chickens

You and thousands of other SumOfUs members have helped expose McDonald’s secret about the horrifying ways that chickens are treated on its suppliers’ farms.

You’ve paid for billboards to spread the truth all over London. You’ve flooded McDonald’s Twitter feed with images of its suffering chicks. And recently, thousands of you chipped in to broadcast the footage of these chicken farms right in the middle of Times Square, New York City.

There’s one more thing you can do, and that’s go straight to execs’ inboxes and tell them you won’t let up the pressure until McDonald’s signs the Better Chicken Commitment to protect the birds.

We want you to write this email in your own style -- don't be afraid to get creative! But here are some key points to help you get started:

  • The chickens McDonald's uses in its sandwiches, salads and McNuggets are kept in crowded, insufficiently lit warehouses and bred to grow so large and so fast that their bones and organs cannot keep up. 
  • On suppliers' farms, these birds collapse under their own weight, suffer broken bones during transport, and die prematurely of heart failure. 
  • We're asking McDonald's to sign the Better Chicken Commitment. This is a set of standards put together by a leading group of animal welfare charities. 
    • This includes using breeds that grow more slowly, reducing overcrowding, providing better living environments and ending cruel slaughter practices.
    • Unilever, Nestlé and Marks & Spencer are among the corporations that have signed up so far.
    • KFC has just become the first UK fast food chain to sign up -- showing McDonald's is lagging behind!

Don't worry about writing 'Dear X', this will be added automatically after you hit send.

Together, let's flood McDonald's inboxes and give these mistreated birds the welfare they deserve.

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