It made me sick to my stomach seeing hidden-camera video of animals being tortured by Tyson—baby birds crammed by the thousands into giant windowless sheds forced to live in their own waste for weeks without access to fresh air, sunlight, or environmental enrichments.
To make matters worse, your company purposely breeds chickens to grow so fast they frequently suffer crippling leg deformities and die from painful heart attacks and organ failure.
This has to stop!
I am writing to ask that Tyson Foods end many of the worst forms of animal abuse and neglect in its supply chain by swiftly adopting meaningful animal welfare policies, including:
- Providing birds with more space, clean litter, access to natural light, and environmental enrichments
- Zero tolerance for animal abuse and video monitoring systems that live stream to the internet to deter egregious acts of violence against animals
- Ending live-shackle slaughter methods in favor of less cruel systems that eliminate the horrific suffering caused by dumping, shackling, shocking, and slitting the throats of conscious animals
These are common-sense changes that would alleviate needless animal suffering.
As the world’s largest poultry producer, you have both the power and ethical responsibility to prevent horrific cruelty to animals.