Sign the petition to end much of the worst abuses chickens face at slaughter.
Dear Gordon Food Service:
It made me sick to my stomach to watch hidden-camera video of blatant animal abuse at one of your chicken suppliers—workers violently slamming birds upside down into metal shackles, chickens cut open while still conscious and breathing, and birds scalded alive in hot water tanks.
This must stop!
As one of the top food service providers in the country, and a supplier to PF Chang’s, Red Robin, Perkins, Culver’s, and The Melting Pot, Gordon Food Service has the power, and the responsibility, to help end the needless suffering of chickens and other animals in your supply chain.
I am writing to ask Gordon Food Service to adopt a meaningful animal welfare policy that protects all animals in your supply chain from horrific cruelty on farms and at slaughter. For poultry, this should include:
- ending selective breeding for rapid growth that often leads to crippling leg deformities
- providing birds with more space, clean litter, access to natural light, and environmental enrichments
- phasing out conventional slaughter methods in favor of less cruel systems that eliminate the horrific suffering caused by dumping, shackling, shocking, and slaughtering conscious animals
This is a common-sense change that would greatly alleviate needless suffering for millions of animals. Many other leading food providers, including Nestlé, Starbucks and Sodexo, have already taken action to address animal welfare in their supply chains. It’s time for Gordon Food Service to do the same.
Please act quickly to end egregious animal abuse in your supply chain.