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ACTION ALERT: Tell McDonald’s To Do Better For Birds

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This week, activists pressured McDonald’s at their headquarters in Chicago and across the country, telling the fast food giant to do better by birds. You can take action too. Chickens raised for food are often bred for cruel rapid growth, becoming so unnaturally large at such a young age that many cannot even support their own weight. These birds suffer …

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Video: Singing Chicken’s Telegram Ruffles Feathers at McDonald’s HQ

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Singing chicken pays a visit to McDonald’s headquarters with an important message We sent a singing chicken to McDonald’s headquarters in Chicago to deliver a telegram message to the fast food giant on behalf of the hundreds of millions of birds suffering in its supply chain. In the telegram, our costumed vocalist sings: “Chickens require a number of things: First, …

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Take Action: Mountaire Falls Silent on Cruel Animal Practice

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As Mountaire, the sixth largest poultry producer in the United States, comes under fire for creating environmental and health hazards, including a wrongful death suit, it also remains silent on issues of animal welfare. Unlike 17 of the 20 top poultry producers, Mountaire has yet to publicly confirm that they do not use the cruel practice of “nose boning” in …

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COK Brings Mobile Ad to Chicken Marketing Summit

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As poultry industry executives descended on the Four Seasons Resort at Florida’s Disney World for the Chicken Marketing Summit, so did Compassion Over Killing. As the conference filled up with attendees, thousands witnessed a powerful COK mobile billboard revealing the unhappiest place on Earth for birds: Tyson Foods. As COK investigative footage has revealed, birds in Tyson’s supply chain endure …

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Chicken and Pork Industries Accused of Conspiring to Fix Prices

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Late last month, consumers filed a suit against multiple pork producers (including Smithfield, Hormel, and Tyson Foods) accusing them of colluding to drive up the cost of pork products. The class-action case alleges that these producers have been working together to artificially inflate the prices for years by “coordinating their output and limiting production.” A day after the case was …

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McDonald’s Cruelty Highlighted in Times Square Ad

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McDonald’s Cruelty Highlighted in Times Square Ad A powerful new video ad in Times Square is shining the spotlight on McDonald’s cruelty, reaching millions of New Yorkers and tourists alike. This weekend, Animal Outlook along with Animal Equality, The Humane League, World Animal Protection, Mercy For Animals and Compassion in World Farming took out a digital billboard exposing the unconscionable …

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McDonald’s Chicken: Activists Demand Better Treatment for Birds

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Last Sunday, more than 220 activists gathered at McDonald’s in Los Angeles to protest the terrible treatment of birds in McDonald’s chicken supply line. The demonstration was part of a coalition led by The Humane League, Animal Outlook, Animal Equality and Mercy For Animals to encourage the fast food giant to implement meaningful standards that would eliminate some of the …

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The Human Cost of Cheap Meat: ICE Detains 146 Meatpacking Workers

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On Wednesday, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) carried out the largest raid in a decade at Salem, Ohio meatpacking plant Fresh Mark. According to NPR, this raid was part of a yearlong investigation into Fresh Mark’s hiring practices. Most of the 146 employees arrested are still being detained in Ohio and Michigan, where they’re awaiting deportation proceedings. This raid …

Message in the Sky over Tyson-Sponsored Poultry Fest: Cruelty Won’t Fly!

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Today, Compassion Over Killing (COK) flocked to the Tyson Foods-sponsored Poultry Festival in Arkansas, in a powerful demonstration urging the poultry giant to end cruel, unnatural rapid growth in birds and shift towards plant protein. COK volunteers turned up the heat on Tyson to take action, demonstrating around the festival’s barbecue event with signs that “Tyson’s cruelty won’t fly” as consumers …