Multiple undercover investigations by Mercy For Animals into Tyson Foods—the largest poultry producer in the world—have exposed horrific cruelty to animals, including birds bred to grow so fast they become crippled under their own weight, workers violently punching, beating, and stabbing animals, and birds having their heads ripped off while they are still alive and conscious.
Tyson Foods’ chickens are bred to grow so fast they become crippled under their own weight and die in agony.
Workers are caught on camera routinely punching, beating, throwing, and tormenting animals for fun.
Violently shackled upside down by careless workers, many birds suffer broken bones and other injuries.
Improperly shackled chickens miss the “kill blade” and have their heads ripped off while still alive.
Chickens raised and killed by Tyson Foods have been bred to grow so quickly they frequently become crippled under their own weight. Unable to walk without extreme pain, many die of dehydration at factory farms when they can’t reach water. Others die from heart attacks, organ failure, and other problems related to rapid growth. High levels of ammonia due to the filthy factory farm conditions also lead to severe skin and throat irritations, blindness, and deadly respiratory problems.
MFA has conducted multiple undercover investigations at randomly selected Tyson Foods chicken factory farms and slaughterhouses. Each time our investigators go behind the scenes at Tyson Foods they emerge with horrific images of animal abuse.
Hidden cameras captured thousands of chickens suffering from untreated injuries, illnesses, and crippling leg deformities at this Tyson contract farm.
A whistleblower filmed rampant animal abuse while working at this Tyson Foods slaughterhouse—perhaps the largest poultry slaughterhouse in the world.
At this contract farm for Tyson Foods—a major McDonald’s McNugget supplier—a brave investigator documented widespread animal abuse and suffering.
A whistleblower working at this Tyson Foods contract chicken factory farm documented heart-wrenching cruelty and neglect.
As shocking as it is, horrific animal cruelty and neglect is just business as usual at Tyson Foods. There are no federal laws to protect chickens during their lives on factory farms, and most states specifically exclude chickens from anti-cruelty laws. This means Tyson Foods is able to routinely get away with torturing chickens in ways that disgust most people.
The best way for individual consumers to help end this cruelty is to leave animals off their plate entirely.