Thursday, August 27, 2015

McDonalds and Tyson's Teams Move Fast on Chicken Cruelty

They must some 24 hour monitoring going on.
Even by the lightning-fast standards of social media and viral videos, it was enough to make your head spin: No sooner had the activist group Mercy for Animals released a sickening undercover video showing abhorrent treatment of chickens at a Tennessee factory farm that supplies poultry for McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets than both McDonald’s and Tyson Foods, which makes the famed nuggets for the fast-food giant, announced they had severed ties with the offender.

“Based on what we currently know, we are terminating the farmer’s contract to grow chickens for us,” a Tyson spokesman said in a statement. For its part, McDonald’s called the video evidence “unacceptable” and said that the company is “committed to working with animal welfare and industry experts to inform our policies that promote better management, strong employee education and verification practices.”

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