Too often the reality behind the world’s favourite meat is unacceptable suffering. Along with over half a million of you, we demanded action from KFC which create the conditions for this cruelty.
60 billion chickens are raised for global consumption each year. Two thirds of them live in overcrowded sheds or cages often with no natural light or fresh air, unable to peck or spread their wings.
Due to their overgrown size and the speed at which they are raised, many will suffer:
- painful lameness
- overworked hearts and lungs
- wounds including skin sores and burns
They have no chance to behave as they would naturally. No choice but to sit or stand in their own waste, before being slaughtered at as young as just five weeks.
Meat chickens crammed together in an indoor farming system
Change for chickens now
Together we can change this.
The petition is now closed, and over 500,000 people from 10 countries signed up. Thank you. We are challenging KFC to commit to only buying slower growing birds that have more natural light and space to keep them healthy and active. This commitment can improve the lives of the billions of chickens.
We handed KFC the petition on World Food Day, 16 October 2018. Sign up to our email list to find out how KFC responds.