Animal Cruelty:
The Secret Ingredient in Chicken McNuggets

Birds Are Clubbed, Thrown, and Crowded for Chicken McNuggets

A new undercover investigation into a McDonald’s Chicken McNugget supplier has exposed horrific cruelty to animals, including birds beaten, crammed in filthy sheds, stabbed to death with nails attached to makeshift clubs, and left to suffer and slowly die without proper veterinary care.

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Stabbed and Beaten

The owners of this facility use poles with long nails spiking out to club and then impale live chickens before breaking their necks.

Bred for Pain

Chickens are bred to grow so fast they become crippled under their own weight and frequently die from heart attacks and organ failure.

Broken Necks

Stepping on the birds’ heads, the owners routinely pull chickens’ spines from their skulls and dump their mangled bodies into buckets to slowly die.

Toxic Sheds

Hundreds of thousands of birds are crammed into filthy, windowless sheds and forced to live for weeks in their own waste without sunlight.

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