These companies are eliminating some of the cruelest factory farming practices from their supply chains, changing the way chickens are bred, raised, and slaughtered.
Chickens raised for meat represent the greatest number of land animals raised and killed for food. Their breeding predisposes them to significant health issues. Their environment is stressful, filthy and devoid of anything related to a natural life. The last hours of their lives are terrifying, involving transport with thousands of other birds to a slaughter facility that typically hangs them upside down, fails to adequately stun them and then slits their throats while they are conscious.
With roughly 50 billion chickens raised and killed for their meat each year worldwide, these welfare policies play a critical role in reducing immense suffering in factory farms.