Thursday, December 30, 2004

Veggies: PETA's not ALL nuts

PETA has McDonald's looking at a more humane way of slaughtering chickens, a method already used for their restaurants in Europe.

PETA contends that chickens supplied to McDonald's and others are sometimes scalded to death while still conscious, a method it deems inhumane. In controlled-atmosphere killing, chickens are put to sleep quickly and painlessly using argon or nitrogen gas, advocates say.

The article details how PETA is actually a large shareholder in many major food corporations and is pressuring Walmart, Applebees, Yum Brands, etc. to improve their methods of slaughter.

And I think this is the sort of animal rights activism even the hungriest carnivore could support.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

which method is cheaper? i've heard of headless chickens surviving for months.

-capitalist asshole

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