Sign the petition to tell Maple Lodge Farms you won't stand for blatant animal cruelty.
Dear Maple Lodge Farms:
The cruelty to animals captured on video at your facility is unconscionable and has no place in a civilized society—birds freezing to death during transport, animals dropped, thrown, and violently slammed upside down into metal shackles, and animals having their throats sliced open while still conscious and able to feel pain.
Please end this abuse!
As the biggest poultry producer in Canada, Maple Lodge Farms has the power, and the responsibility, to ensure that animals in its facilities are not tortured.
I am writing to ask Maple Lodge Farms to adopt meaningful animal welfare policies and oversight at its farms and slaughterhouses to end the needless suffering of millions of animals in its supply chain. This policy should include:
- Phasing out conventional slaughter methods in favor of less cruel systems that eliminate the horrific suffering caused by dumping, shackling, shocking, and slitting the throats of conscious animals
- Prohibiting selective breeding of chickens for rapid growth, which often leads to crippling leg deformities
- Requiring supplier farms to provide birds with more space, clean litter, access to natural light, and environmental enrichments
- Ensuring that animals are not subjected to adverse heat, cold, or other extreme weather conditions during transport
These are common-sense changes that would greatly alleviate needless suffering for millions of animals. Many other leading food providers, including Nestlé, Costco, and Sodexo, have already taken action to address animal welfare in their supply chains. It is time for Maple Lodge Farms to do the same.
Please act quickly to end egregious animal abuse at your facilities and in your supply chain. Thank you.