Turkey, Russia and China are just some of the countries using cages to farm chickens for their meat.
The chickens raised in these cruel systems are bred to suffer; two chickens may have to share a floor area as small as an 8.5" x 11" sheet of paper, barely able to move during their miserable, short lives.
These barren steel cages, often stacked on top of each other, make it impossible for these intelligent animals to perform natural behaviors like exploring, dust bathing and perching. Overcrowding, lack of natural light and fast growth rates cause stress, lameness, and disease. Some chickens are too sick to even stand.
These types of cages would not be allowed in the United States. However, many countries around the world still use cages or import meat from chickens who have been reared in cages.
You can help end this secret suffering. Sign our petition to urge fast food giants to pledge that caged chicken meat won’t be served in their restaurants.
A life of secret suffering
A typical chick is slaughtered after just 42 days. Modern chickens are genetically selected to grow so fast that their legs, hearts and lungs often struggle to keep up. Leg and bone disorders, respiratory problems and stress are common.
A fast growth-rate for profit comes at an enormous cost to the welfare of chickens.
McDonald’s: leading by example
McDonald's recently confirmed that it does not sell caged chicken meat around the world. It’s great to see this fast-food giant taking the first step to improve the lives of meat chickens.
If McDonald’s can go cage-free, why can’t KFC, Burger King, Pizza Hut, Domino’s, Starbucks, Nando’s and Subway? Sign our petition now and urge these iconic food brands to keep caged chicken meat off the menu.
Help create global change for chickens
Pressure needs to come from people like you to ensure these retailers support better animal welfare.
Cages have no place on chicken farms. Don’t let meat chickens suffer in secret – please sign our petition to urge these global fast food companies to pledge that caged chicken meat won’t be served in their restaurants.