Hard to read, but is this really what you want you or your family to be supporting and/or eating? Wake up world. WTF?
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The rampant abuse of animals, especially chickens, by suppliers of McDonald's has been documented since the 90's. Undercover footage shows workers beating, stabbing, and impaling chickens on makeshift clubs with nails affixed to them, and throwing the bloodied birds into buckets to slowly die. Witnesses have documented farm owners stepping on the heads of live chickens and pulling the birds’ wings or bodies to break their necks.
During the slaughter process, chickens are violently hung upside down by their brittle legs, consequently breaking their bones in the process. Once shackled to the line, birds are stunned by electrocution before having their throats slit and being lunged into a scalding bath, often while fully conscious.
Chickens in McDonald’s supply chain are bred to grow unnaturally large in a very short period of time, similar to all genetically modified animals in industrial agriculture facilities. If humans grew at a rate similar to that of commercially bred chickens, a six-pound newborn would weigh 660 pounds after just two months. These babies are killed after just six weeks of suffering, nowhere near their natural lifespan of 8-12 years.
Genetically engineered chickens suffer heart attacks, debilitating deformities and broken legs from supporting the weight of their unnaturally large bodies. These sick, confused animals are kept by the thousands in dark, filthy sheds, without ventilation before being trucked to slaughter facilities where they have their throats slit. These emotionally complex, intelligent animals are deprived of engaging in any natural behaviors.
The number of animals killed for subsidized cruelty at the hands of McDonald’s rivals that of any other fast food establishment. McDonald’s produces artificially cheap, unhealthy food, while compromising the health of their customers. If you’re disgusted by McDonald’s lack of compassion, take action by boycotting them and refraining from consuming all animal products.