PETA makes the news again - pressureing McDonalds

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QuakerBoy

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Dec 30, 9:16 AM EST

McDonald's Looks at Chicken Slaughtering

OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) -- McDonald's Corp. is considering whether to require its processors to use a method for slaughtering poultry that animal rights groups say is more humane.

The fast-food giant said it is studying the possibility of "controlled atmosphere killing," in which chickens are put to sleep with an inert gas, such as nitrogen or argon.

McDonald's animal welfare council suggested a study of the newer method, said Bob Langert, McDonald's senior director of social responsibility. It would replace a slaughtering process in which chickens are hung by their legs on a moving conveyor line and pulled through an electrified vat of water.

"There has been very little study of this process as to impact on animal welfare," Langert said Wednesday.

Some of McDonald's European suppliers already use the newer method, the Oak Brook-based company said. McDonald's will post the results of the study on its Web site by June 30, said Patricia Paul, senior director of corporate governance.

McDonald's move followed an announcement by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, which said it would submit a proposal on the issue for consideration by shareholders at McDonald's annual meeting.

PETA spokesman Bruce Friedrich said he hoped other restaurants would follow McDonald's example and consider switching slaughter methods.

PETA is seeking to have identical resolutions voted on by shareholders of Wendy's International Inc. and Applebee's International Inc.
 
[QUOTE It would replace a slaughtering process in which chickens are hung by their legs on a moving conveyor line and pulled through an electrified vat of water.

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I have seen this process while writing paint specs at a local plant down here... it is pretty inhumane in my opinion as well, but PETA will not EVER be happy until they are not killed at all. :speechles

Speaking of McNuggets, don't ya just hate it when you get one of those nasty brown meat pieces?? Its not even like a solid piece of meat, just kinda like crust with a chicken flavored cream center !! :eek: Yuck !
 

gacowboy

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I will stick with Chic -Fil-A, much better facilities anyway. Always cleaner and better service!!! :flag: :flag: :flag:
 
I support the christians at chick filet as well. Good food. Fruit instead of fries for us fat boys.

MBD
 
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