by: Jill Richardson / La Vida Locavore / May 24, 2009
In fact, the VP of Corporate Social Responsibility at McDonald’s had the chutzpah to say “I have been to our laying facilities and I am proud of them. The birds are protected well.” Protected by cramming 10 of them into each battery cage, giving each hen less room than a sheet of paper? Oh they are protected all right. In huge, windowless rooms with 100% protection from the elements and from coyotes or any other critter that might want to harm a chicken. You might say that prisoners in maximum security prisons are “protected well” too.
Quite frankly, I’m disappointed that the Humane Society is going to settle for this – any of this. If they care about the chickens so much, don’t they care enough to keep negotiating for more than just a 5% switch?
Let these restaurants know that we can spot hypocrisy when we see it: