Chickens are intelligent, social animals that have feelings. KFC in the UK and six countries in Europe have committed to giving their chickens more room to move around so they can perch, forage and flap their wings. They've agreed to use slower growing breeds with fewer health problems. This is all part of the Better Chicken Commitment to improve the welfare of chickens in their supply chain.
KFC Canada, however, has not committed to giving their chickens better lives. Chickens served by KFC Canada are among the millions of chickens raised in factory farms in Canada each year.
These chickens are tightly packed with up to 10 thousand birds being housed in a single shed. As the chickens grow larger, their mobility is impaired due to their overgrown size and painful leg injuries. Their ability to express natural behaviours such as roaming around and flapping their wings is also restricted.
Fast-growing breeds are used which means chickens grow to their full size in an average of just six weeks. This accelerated growth rate, combined with low light levels and insufficient space to move, may lead to serious health problems including heart and lung failure, muscle weakness and lameness.
Chickens deserve better lives. If KFC in the UK and six countries in Europe can commit to this, why can't KFC Canada? The Better Chicken Commitment gives chickens the things that help keep them happy and healthy in higher welfare conditions
Sign the petition today to join our call on KFC Canada to sign the Better Chicken Commitment.