“Tyson Foods is literally torturing chickens to death,” said MFA’s president, Nathan Runkle. “They are crammed into filthy, windowless sheds, thrown, kicked, and brutalized by careless workers, and bred to grow so fast they suffer from painful leg deformities and heart attacks. This is sickening animal abuse no company with morals should support. Tyson Foods has not only the power, but also the ethical responsibility to end the worst forms of cruelty to animals in its supply chain.”
These animals are bred to grow at an unnaturally rapid pace, reaching adulthood 3x as fast as they did 90 years ago. They grow so fast that they become victims of their own weight, often suffering from injury and sickness while lying in their own waste. But instead of trying to prevent these unfortunate outcomes, workers are seen kicking and clubbing the animals.