Target: George Alan Cohon, Founder and Senior Chairman of McDonald’s Canada
Goal: Stop McDonald’s Canada from torturing hens by confining them to inhumane battery cages.
McDonald’s is one of the largest fast food buyers of eggs all over the world. In order to keep up with their huge demand for Egg McMuffins, they have farms that raise laying hens specifically for all of their popular egg sandwiches. An activism organization called Mercy for Animals in Canada found that McDonald’s Canada has two farms where they raise roughly 200,000 hens to hatch eggs. These hens are confined to small battery cages and barely have any room to move. In order for hens to grow and lay their eggs, they need to be let outside to roam around freely. The fast food industry depends on supply and demand of their products, but that is no excuse for treating thousands of animals in such a callous manner.
McDonald’s Europe, California, and Michigan locations have successfully stopped using battery cages to house their hens, so why can’t Canada? The act of grouping numerous chickens into one small cage is extremely cruel and inhumane. The torturing of hens need to be illegal in Canada, and by signing this petition you will help put a stop to this practice.
Dear George Alan Cohon,
It is very saddening to hear that a large corporation such as McDonald’s Canada has been torturing chickens by making them lay their eggs in small and confined battery cages. You are the head of a huge corporation, which has all of the means necessary to act ethically and practice social responsibility. Please stop torturing hens and let them live the way they were intended to. Within the battery cages, the hens are not able to walk or stretch. They are packed together so tightly that they are inhibited from doing anything that comes naturally to a living, breathing animal.
Please think about how these animals have been living, and have the heart to ban the farms that use battery cages to house their hens. If other McDonald’s branches can do it, I believe that Canada can as well. In this day and age, people are getting more involved and asking more questions about where their food is coming from. Being ethically responsible will help McDonald’s business, even if it means paying a couple of more cents for an Egg McMuffin.
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