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Urge Tesco to end chicken cruelty!

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This is how chickens live on farms in Tesco's supply chain

Selected to suffer

Broiler breeds used in today's conventional farms are selected artificially, to make them grow unnaturally fast. As a result, their premature bodies cannot handle the weight, which leads to broken legs, other health disorders and even death.

If people grew this fast, a 5 year old child would weigh 150 kilograms.

Densely packed

Broilers are often packed up to 19 chickens in a square metre. This is a little less than an A4 page for one bird.

Living in waste

Skin diseases and burns are common, caused by ammonia fumes as chickens are forced to live in their own filth.

Bodies of dead animals often lie in farms for hours.

Help us end this suffering and support the #TescoTruth campaign. Only with your help can we make Tesco commit to higher welfare standards for chickens.


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To: David John Lewis (CEO of Tesco)

The short life of chickens reared for meat in Tesco's intensive factory farms is full of unnecessary pain and suffering. They are biologically selected to grow unnaturally fast and as a result many birds are unable to even stand and collapse under their own weight. Within 6 weeks, a portion of these animals do not even reach the slaughterhouse and those who do are painfully slaughtered.

Customers care about the fate of animals and expect chickens reared for meat to live in better conditions. I expect you to take firm actions improving chicken living conditions as follows:

  • Reducing the stock density on the farms
  • Resign from artificially selected fast-growing breeds

The number of chickens reared for meat exceeds one billion with more than 95.5 % of them living in intensive factory farms! These changes will dramatically improve the lives of so many sentient beings.

I demand the above steps are taken to improve the fate of these animals.

Thank you for standing with chickens!

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