Mercy for Animals

McDonald's Cuts Ties With Chicken Supplier After Abuse Video

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 08.27.2015 | Canada Business

NEW YORK (AP) - McDonald's and its supplier Tyson Foods say they've cut ties with a chicken farmer after an advocacy group released a video taken with...

We Need to Talk About the Inhumane Treatment of Chickens

Sayara Thurston | Posted 05.06.2015 | Canada Impact
Sayara Thurston

Our eating habits currently sanction the slaughter of nearly two million chickens per day, the vast majority of whom are treated by the industry as meat-producing machines, forced to live through a mechanized, hellish experience. If your local SPCA habitually allowed dogs and cats to languish with excruciating injuries, or turned a blind eye while countless animals in its care died during transport, it would be rightly shut down by provincial inspectors. Yet the routinely barbaric abuse of chickens is an uncomfortable reality that exists nationwide -- a direct result of the high demand for legs, breasts and wings.

It's Time We Treat Chickens as Animals and Not Products

Ziyaad Mia | Posted 06.20.2015 | Canada Impact
Ziyaad Mia

The word "chicken" has become the name of a product rather than that of an animal. Nearly all North American chickens are raised and slaughtered in industrial operations. Most chickens raised for meat are engineered to grow rapidly in crowded barns with tens of thousands of other birds. The virtual hell created for tens of billions of animals by factory farming is one of the greatest moral issues of our time. Positive change requires us to take animal interests seriously in the all the choices we make, as consumers, citizens and human beings.

Failed Euthanizations, Open Wounds, Animals Being Kicked..

CBC | Posted 09.03.2014 | Canada Business

An Ontario turkey farm is facing numerous animal cruelty charges after a CBC Marketplace investigation revealed disturbing hidden camera footage reco...

Baby Chickens Cooked Alive

CBC | Posted 06.14.2014 | Canada

Maple Leaf Foods is facing allegations of animal mistreatment at one of its chicken hatcheries, in the wake of troubling undercover footage shot by an...

Maple Leaf Foods 'Disturbed' By Turkey Abuse

CBC | Posted 05.16.2014 | Canada Business

Maple Leaf Foods, one of Canada’s largest meat companies, is taking action after a CBC Marketplace investigation revealed disturbing hidden camera f...

Why We Need to Crack Open Canada's Rotten Egg Industry

Twyla Francois | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Twyla Francois

Shockingly, very few laws protect farmed animals from abuse or neglect during their lives on factory farms. Standards are set by the industry itself, and compliance is voluntary. Consequently, bad has become normal and horrific cruelty has become standard. As our investigation shows, the egg industry is the proverbial fox guarding the hen house and is incapable of self-regulation.

Profit Vs. Pain

CBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

It is possible for a large commercial egg farm to run a humane operation, and still turn a profit, animal welfare experts say. The most important st...

WATCH: 'Shocking' Conditions On Alberta Farms

CP | Vivian Luk, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

VANCOUVER - An animal rights organization is urging McDonald's Canada to take a firm stand against what it calls "shocking animal cruelty" captured on...

Video Shows Shocking Animal Abuse In Manitoba

CP | Will Campbell, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.08.2013 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The office of Manitoba's chief veterinarian said Sunday it has received and will review footage of the treatment of pigs at a hog farm that ...