Stop Making People Sick By Feeding Animal By-Products to Chickens

Target: Dr. Siddika Mithani, Canadian Food Inspection Agency President

Goal: Stop using animal waste and by products in chicken feed.

Factory farmed chickens are fed a disgusting combination that includes waste from the meat processing industry. Up to 10% of chicken feed can contain meat, bone meal, blood, and other discarded animal products. These by-products are fed to living beings for human profit because they are a cheap protein source.

The poultry industry uses nearly 40% of all the animal by-products produced in the United States, and this includes bones, tendons, skeletal muscle, ligaments, gastrointestinal tract, condemned livers, and lungs. The feed can even contain poultry offal. This revolting mish mash is usually fed to broiler chickens, which are unnaturally bred for factory production and they will die if they are not fed enough protein.

Feeding animal by-products to poultry is dangerous to human health, and it is an unscrupulous treatment of animals for human gain. Chickens are omnivores and will naturally consume other animals and meat. But it is a great injustice to abuse a chicken’s natural diet and force a cheap feed replacement into their gullet. This disgusting practice of feeding by-product has led to health issues across the globe and is linked to Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy and food poisoning caused by Salmonella. Nealy 10% of Salmonella induced food poisoning in people is caused by contaminated chicken feed.

Sign the petition to stop the disgusting and unethical practice of feeding animal by products to chickens.


Dear Dr. Mithani

I urge you to stop animal by-products from being used in chicken feed.

This unacceptable practice has caused numerous health issues the world over, including the more than three-decade battle against Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), as well as numerous cases of Salmonella induced food poisoning.

Besides being a health concern, it is unethical to abuse an omnivore, such as the chicken, by forcing them to eat the mutilated and discarded remains. It is disgusting to use rejected animal waste to produce feed for another animal, especially because this is done for human profit and not for the animal’s own welfare.

Please stop the disgusting practice of using animal by-products in chicken feed.


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  1. Stella Waldvogel says:

    That’s NASTY. But it’s what I’ve come to expect from the meat industry. You have to be careful these days.

  2. Why would these horrible companies care about what they feed to these poor birds – they are only going to be killed anyway.

    If you REALLY want to stop ALL of this animal food industry horror, just stop eating ALL OF THEM.

    Better for them and better for us.

    • Totally agree, go vegetarian, nobody “needs” meat. People are greedy and wonder why they get disease. Keep chickens Free range and In Secure barns at night the they give nice eggs, don’t eat animals

    • Valerie Baker says:

      It won’t be better for the animals at all, they are bred for food. They aren’t kept as pets so think about it, if they are of no commercial then many thousands will go to their deaths. When an animal is no longer capable of breeding then she is sent to slaughter, she doesn’t usually get another chance to become pregnant if she fails. Some farmers will keep animals until the next year but most don’t. She is not earning her keep.
      Most male animals are usually sent to market as soon as they mature enough.

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